Crafting Mode: On and Steady

Hello there WordPressers and guests alike! 🙂 Today I’m going to be sharing some crafts I have done. If you want tutorials for any just ask (just keep in mind I’d have to make the same craft again lol). So lets get started!

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These two things! Felt animals. Top one is Pac Man and a Ghost (made for our roommate) and the below is a keychain Dophline made for my step mom for her birthday in Feburary. 🙂

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Next is this cardboard/popsicle house! 🙂 Made furniture to go with it for my sugarpie including a TV that is above the swing lol.

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Up next, this dress made with my new sewing machine. 🙂

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Right here is a fairy house 🙂 I’m still working on more fairy stuff but this house is finished for now 🙂

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This popsicle shelf! Painted black 🙂

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Most recently is this Pompom bunny I was trying out for upcoming Easter baskets 🙂

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And lastly (actually did this one on Wednesday) a swing! With a lot to be desired lol.

So that’s the crafts you missed and now you know! 🙂 Tell me what you think, what was your favorite. 🙂

 

P.S. I’ll add links to which page inspired me on these crafts. A lot of them have multiple inspirations but I’ll put one that really made impact. 🙂

Thanks for reading! 🙂 Have a great day.

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Making a Unicorn Bag

It has been a while since I have posted anything like a tutorial. This post will be about how I made my daughter a unicorn bag. I did forget to take pictures at some steps but hopefully you’ll enjoy this post nonetheless. 🙂

 

Step 1: trace/draw the shape you would want your bag/purse to be.

I like to add what else I would like the bag to look like so I get an idea what I’m going to be doing and will cut out the shapes to be placed on the bag. Excuse the orange marker, daughter got a hold of it, thought would color it for me lol.

 

Step 2: cut out the shapes with desired fabric – I used felt.

I cut out two of the same shapes so I can cover up the string work of the ears and horn. I put hot glue and threw glitter on the horn. Also planned on making sides, so cut out the bottom and sides.

 

Step 3: sew on all the designs (check put step 4 for picture of the designs sewn on).

I cut out all the shapes for the eyes and hot glued on the middle to stay in place. Afterwards, sewed them all on. I used string for the hair and hot glued it to the backside to keep it in place. Pipe cleaners were used for my daughter’s name.

 

Step 4: sew onto another piece of fabric to cover up string work on the inside.

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Step 5: sew together the sides so it becomes a bag.

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You want to go over the bag make sure you didn’t miss any big gaps (I noticed one big gap that I had to resew). I used a blanket stitch as I was sewing together the sides. I also braided together three ribbons to make the strap for the bag and hot glued on the inside then sewed.

 

Step 6: give it to the desired person or if it’s for you show it off! 🙂

As you can see I did not stick to my exact design I drawn. Sometimes as I’m going along I’ll decide I want something different such as the heart pocket instead of the rectangle in the back. I made it big enough to fit her tablet, which she was really excited about that and the pocket in the back – in which she put one of her small play-doh containers. 🙂 I also used some velcro strips to help keep the bag closed for her.

 

I apologize I didn’t remember to take pictures of every step, such as sewing together the ears and stuffing the horn but tell me what you think! 🙂

 

*this bag was inspired by a Pinterest post.

Very Simple No-Sew Doll Diapers

My daughter loves to put diapers on her baby dolls but the only thing is that the diapers that we bought for her to do so is losing their stickiness on the tabs. So, I have searched Pinterest for a super easy tutorial on how to make diapers for dolls and this is my tutorial on how to make them.

I do not take credit for this design and the original is here. I found her tutorial a little confusing at first which lead me to make my own that would helpfully be easier to follow for others.

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First step is to find/buy some felt. I had some laying around, it’s really old and had fuzzies all over but I made it work. It was actually a cloth that was used to keep some kitchen utensils I sold at my first job as a teenager from poking about. I kept the cloth, believing one day I would use it for something, and I was right! 🙂
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Second step is to fold it in half or like a hot dog as my elementary teacher would say. You guessed it, folding it the other way is hamburger.

 

Third step: check the size against the doll. I do this by seeing how far the felt would go up when I wrapped it around the baby. I saw mine went up a little too high and trimmed a little off till I felt it was the right size. If you want your diaper to fit an assortment of sizes, it’s best to make it bigger than smaller.

 

Fourth step is to shape it. I used a bowl and marked it with a marker to make a curved line to cut. It’s not exact measurements. After I cut along the line I made I put the baby doll inside and wrapped it around like a diaper and cut accordingly. I felt the front tabs were too long so I trimmed those and the back tabs a bit. As I mentioned earlier, if you want it to fit more than just that doll you should make it a little bigger than smaller. I just went for the exact fit rather than bigger.

 

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Last step is to place the velcro on the tabs. You can’t see the velcro that well but I had a roll of each, the sticky part and the non-sticky part. I simply measured the length of what I wanted for each, cut it, and then stuck it on. I had adhesive velcro but if you don’t have that adhesive, you can just sew it on.

The baby on the left was the first attempt and the one on the right is my second. I didn’t think to take pictures of the steps till I was doing my second attempt. To be honest, the first attempt looks better. I believe I cut the tabs a little too small for the second one but that’s what happens when you start to experiment.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and it was easy to follow. I’m sorry the pictures are not top quality. I plan on making more tutorials on different things in the future, not sure what yet but that’s the fun of it. 🙂