It looks like I'm stuffing them with Santa's whiskers. I got the wool stuffing out for these. I generally avoid because it's so heavy and dense and I love my Cluster Stuff but this is just the thing for these flat little advent ornaments. Can't wait to get to the sequins!
If you were looking at Elsa thinking "cute, but I'd like to make something for my little guy" then you are in luck. One of my first sewing patterns, Spaceboy & Robot, from toys I'd designed for my son Oscar, is now available in PDF in the shop. Just $5 for the instant download.
It often happens that I'm cleaning Phoebe's room and come across some cute thing that I made her when she was little that I'd completely forgotten about. Like this little embroidered doll quilt. So sweet. She's probably forgotten about it too. I could probably take half the stuff out of her room, wrap it up and give it back to her for Christmas and she'd be none the wiser.
I'm so excited to announce the New and Improved Elsa doll pattern is in the shop in time for holiday making! The Elise/Elsa Elf/Folkster pattern has been rebranded under one simple name and has new additions. The Elsa pattern is for the same cutie 16" doll but now she comes with instructions for quick-n-easy yarn hair, as well as a smaller variation for an 11" wee version. And she still has the Elf variation in both big and smaller size. This is my go-to doll pattern. She's the same design I use for my Land of Nod dolls. The same I used to make Clara and Pippi. The one I use to make dolls for the auctions at school. She's super flexible and lots of fun. She also fits into these cute pjs. Maybe it's because I've made her so many times but she does really come together quickly and stressfree which makes for a wonderful handmade gift for the holidays. The pattern is a PDF download and is $6.
If you've previously purchased the Elise/Elsa Elf pattern and would like the updated version just shoot me an email at email@example.com
I'm trying to get my act together for Oscar's halloween party. I volunteered to bring a craft and I thought it would be fun for the older kids (4th grade) to make potion bottles to take home. So I bought bottles and stoppers at Science and Surplus...
Then I hit up the dollar store for plastic halloweeny bee bobs, skeletons, spiders, etc. I have garbage bag & guaze I'm cutting into strips and glitter plus food coloring and water...
I still haven't printed out the cool potion labels they'll modge podge on and I'd like to wrap the tops with twine but I'm concerned... it's not looking good at all. Just stuff floating to the top and you can't see anything. I'm stumped. What am I missing? I need something cool! And I need it fast and easy. And cheap! Any ideas out there?
But oh my, if it isn't a brand new world. A new laptop world! I can use my email. I can open my website in my browser without flashing warnings.. not supported! turn back! this isn't working!
Can't decide what to do first! Maybe twitterblogpin some things. I'm off to look for Halloween party craft supplies. Perhaps I'll even blog them. Like the good old days!
Here are my latest Halloween pins. I'm really trying to keep my enthusiasm up for this holiday. I have no problems with witchy/spooky but I find I am really turning into an old lady when it comes to gory/terrifying. Flaps of rotting flesh do not equal good old fun to me. I need to stop watching Walking Dead.
ugh, is this how embedded pins look now? I hate it. So much for sharing my pinterest here.