Thursday, April 19, 2012

Latest Projects

 Some ties...

 A rag quilt...

 Some superhero capes made from this pattern here.  I printed out the decals on t shirt transfers.  I thought that easier than the appliques.  I also made a Super Why cape.  If I make any more I will put the decal on the front and not on the cape.  That will be much cheaper.

A Grab-N-Go basket for the new baby.
 I found a similar one that had cute die cuts on the front but I went another way.  I made my bags out of diaper cloth.  They contain a diaper, wipes, changing pad and disposable bib.  Since the bag is water proof it might come in handy for those "unexpected" messes!  When in a hurry you can just grab a bag and head out the door.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Closet For an 18" Doll

My oldest granddaughter LOVES her "Jenny" doll. But Jenny needed clothes and a place to put them so this is what I built.
I used 1 x 10's because I used a photo box to go under the bottom for accessories.  I allowed a couple of inches more than the height of the box.  I made it tall enough so that the doll could stand in it also, if she is not napping in the bed I already built!

 I have a Kreg Jig and used it to connect all of my shelves and the top.  Then I filled the holes and sanded them smooth
I took a couple of scraps of wood and drilled a hole in them the size of my dowel rod.  I think it was 1/2 inch.  I have delivered this and can't find the exact measurements.  (I did write them down)  I will add them later if I come across them.
I added some molding around the front.
I had a scrap of bead board so I used that for the back.  Hard board or Luann would be just as good.
And there you go.  Not a difficult project at all. And here it is after I made some doll clothes to go in it.  My granddaughter was very excited when she saw it!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Christmas Projects 2011

 I made block puzzles for the 2 and 3 year olds.  The pictures I purchased from Print Candee.

                       I also painted peg people for them.

         I bought a Moses basket and covered it in fabric strips for the 3 year old.
 Using the Flat Emilie pattern I made a clothe book for a clothe "paper" doll.  The left side is a pouch for the extra clothes.

                                 This is a letter for Noah's bedroom. 

                    These are art caddies I made for the older two girls.
                    This is the 5 year old with the snake I made her.

Valentine Crayons

Brandy and I have been trying to come up with a non candy alternative for Valentine's Day.  I made heart shaped crayons for her girls to take to school as treats for their classmates.  And YES you can use the $2.50 silicone ice trays from Target!!  I chopped up crayons that I had bought at the beginning of school when they were cheap.
 I added these to the ice trays and put them in the oven at 200 degrees.  I watched them until they were melted, not sure how long.  Since I wasn't sure if the ice tray would melt too, I kept a close eye on it.  Be careful when taking it out of the oven or you will slosh it like I did.
 After they cooled some I popped them out of the ice tray and there you go.
There were 14 hearts per tray and I did 4 trays.  Now I just need to find a topper for these after I put them in a cellophane bag.