Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
This is another Christmas present that I made this year,
this time is for my nephew who is 9 month old.
I made a more complicated book for his sister when she was older,
this one is quite simple with almost no moving parts.
I followed this tutorial from Lella boutique,
but putting some of my own spins on the picture.
First thing first: there is always a need for dogs in any book!
Then of course, Dinosaur and Elephant have to join the fun,
they are simple applique shapes, the elephant has a few more details,
both have nice textures, the eyes are sewn, nothing to pull!
I cheated for the hungry little caterpillar,
as I had a print, I did a lot of quilting to add texture,
once washed it should be even cutter.
I sewed a little pocket and put in a little puppy, there are never too many dogs in a book!
It should be safe enough for a little one, but if not, it is easy to remove it
and keep it for some later time.
The truck is also just a simple applique, with different texture from the use of various fabric,
felt for the wheels, chenille for the dirt.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Now that I am done blogging about American girl doll advent calendar,
I can share some more of the Christmas presents I worked on during December.
This super cute present was for my niece Toddler K.
She is almost 4, and I thought she was ready for some finger puppets.
These little guys come in the tree trunk,
isn't it the best idea?
I followed the pattern from "present perfect" by Betz White,
I met Betz at a quilt meeting, and was so impressed by all the projects from her book,
she brought them and we were able to look at them,
so of course I bought her book!
The tree cover is hold by 3 leaves, and the opener is a little worm
with eyes,(not visible on the picture), just perfect.
The 5 puppets fit inside, making it easy to carry.
My niece will be able to play with a fox, a skunk, a raccoon,
a bunny and an owl.
Most of the puppet's parts are glued together, easy to make,
a few details are hand stitched like the eyes and the belly.
I was able to give them directly to toddler K
and she seemed very pleased with the puppet.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
For Saige, I used this pattern from the pixie faire,
it is actually for top, I just added a few inches at the bottom.
The nice touch is the zipper in the back,
it gives it a nice dressy look,
perfect for a Christmas dress.
It is not really harder with the zipper,
I actually like it better than velcro.
To keep Saige warm, I sewed a little shrug from an old sweater,
dolls like cashmere too!
very fast and easy.
The shoes come from Michaels, not great but they do the job.
Just a few more days until Christmas.