Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #98

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #98

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.  
  • <-- Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back.
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

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I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #97

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #97

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.  
  • <-- Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back.
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

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I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Jeans for Dolls and a Wrap

Finally finished the next project on my list, doll clothes.  Yes, I know, more doll clothes.

Cute jeans and wrap top for a doll.

It’s officially been a year since I got Usagi (a ball jointed doll), so I decided to make her a special outfit.

Cute new doll outfit.  Jeans, wrap top, and a necklace.

I made a wrap style top, a simple necklace and a pair of jeans.

Jeans for a doll.

The jeans were a challenge.  Pants in general are a challenge for me and I had to draft the pattern for these as well as figure out how to sew them.  It was all for the best, they came out well and I even created a printable pattern for them.

I posted a full tutorial for jeans for MSD sized ball jointed dolls on my doll blog.  Feel free to check it out if you have a doll this size or know someone who does.

Cute wrap top for a doll.

The top was actually inspired by this tutorial for a cute doll dress.  Of course that one was designed for a different type and size of doll, so I had to draft my own pattern.  If you wish you can download it here on my doll blog

Simple beaded necklace for a doll.

The necklace is made from tiny beads I got from SAS (see A Quick and Pink Craft Haul).  I just strung them and used a regular clasp and crimp beads.  Super quick and easy.

Cute jeans and wrap top for a doll.

All together is makes for a super cute and stylish little doll outfit.

Here’s the updated list:

Four down, just one more to go.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #96

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #96

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.  
  • <-- Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back.
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

pin board

I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #95

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #95

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.  
  • <-- Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back.
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

pin board

I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

More Pink for Baby

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So much for getting my next project up in a timely matter.  I finished this one right on time, but it only took me about a week and a half to post it.  Grrr.

Anyway, some more friends are expecting a baby, this time it’s a little girl!  So more baby stuff.  And because I couldn’t resist, it’s all pink!

Pink pillow case dress for baby.

First up is the baby dress.  It’s a pillow case style dress.  I already knew how to make it because I’ve made similar tops (including this doll version with a tutorial), but I found this tutorial for baby dresses extremely useful.  It gives you measurements to use based on the age of the baby or toddler.  Useful when you don’t have a kid to measure.

It’s trimmed with eyelet lace at the bottom, and I used some cute pink grosgrain ribbon for the ties.  All I had to do was hang it on a cute pink hanger and it was ready to go.

Decorating children's hangers.

Speaking of hangers, I bought a pack of pink children’s hangers for a dollar.  I thought that since this was a baby girl who will definitely receive lots of cute dresses from friends and family, the parents will need hangers.  They will need to store it all somehow.

Add a bow to make cute hangers.

And why not make them cute too?  Simply adding a nice ribbon bow to the top does the job.

Add a bow to make cute hangers.

And now we have a full set of cute girly hangers ready for use.  I think I might need to do this to my own hangers too.

Pretty baby headbands using tights.

To go along with the dress, and possibly all the other ones in her wardrobe, I made these cute baby head bands.  The one on the left has a eyelet lace rossette (tutorial!) accented with a pink bow made from the same ribbon as my baby dress and hangers.

The one on the right has a ribbon rose made with some ribbon left over from my Easter dress.

Pretty baby head bands using tights.

The unique part is what they are attached to, a loop cut from tights.  I got the idea from this tutorial for baby headbands.  It’s stretches enough to fit baby or even mommy’s head, but its soft and gentle.

Cute plush bunny for baby.

The final piece is this stuff bunny, because toys are mandatory.  I call it the potato bunny because the shape of the body without legs reminds me of a potato.  Strange? Yes. Cute? Definitely.

Cute baby bunny plushie.

The face is just a wee little nose made of felt and two faux pearls for eyes.  Don’t worry, I took extra measures to make them secure and baby safe.  It would take a strong force to pry these eyes off.

A simple bow makes it cute.

To finish it off, I tied on a ribbon bow.  Yep, it’s the same ribbon from the other pieces.  All the baby presents are finished.  And all that’s left is to wait for the baby to be born.

Here’s the updated list:

Three down, two more to go.  And they both will be almost as cute as the baby stuff.  Look forward to it!

Give it a try: