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TBC Crafters 69 : Eraserhead Dolls

Little Miss Porky cannot wait to share her creative ideas these days. Ever since I showed her this blog and her little brain started to loop. She would excitedly show me some cute little things and then share how she do it. In fact, she has already made a few craft projects and has asked me to write posts to show everybody, particularly kids who like arts and crafts as much as she does.

This eraserhead dolls idea is purely 100% her creation. I only managed to do the final touch-up to heat seal the ribbons. Of course, Miss Porky is too young to use a lighter or a glue gun. I would be the quality control and gate-keeper of her works.

I have once thought of making a sub-page for Miss Porky, maybe naming it Miss Porky’s Creation. But, she disliked the idea and she said that “Girly Creation” is perfect as the ideas/projects shared here are for girls. She would like to stick to my blog and it is a small piece of mother-and-daughter space, just for two of us.

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TBC Crafters 66 – Doll’s Dress made with Sock

I bet that every family with kids would have a lot of single socks, ripped socks, old socks that your kids have outgrown from. What would you do to these socks? Donate them to thrifty stores? Hands down to other families with kids? Used them as utility towels to wipe down dirt? Or simply just throw away? If you have a daughter who loves to play with her Barbie doll, you should take a look of this project that I made some time ago with my baby Porky. Because of writing this post, I made a new dress for Porky’s Barbie doll tonight with Porky’s favorite Hello Kitty sock that she has outgrown from and it also has a small hole at the bottom, plus we have lost one of the pair.

To make a dress using a sock, I only need a sock and a pair of scissors, maybe a small rubber band that is used to tie Porky’s hair.

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TBC Crafters 65 – Handbag Upcycled from Toddler Shorts

I have saved some of my children’s old clothes, prepare to give away or donate to Salvation Army. One of the little toddler shorts caught my eyes, my daughter used to love that pair of shorts. I still remember that she wore it to Gilroy Garden and they were perfect for the hot weather. With a little bit of sewing and creative juice, I made the pants into a handbag which my daughter can use it to store stuff when she goes out. She said that it is perfect for carrying her ballet shoes. Yes, actually it fits quite a bit of stuffs.

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TBC Crafters 62 – Kid’s project: Feltie Strawberry

Recently my kids are crazy about sewing. My daughter particularly asks for learning to sew and knit. I am so wrapped at work and usually feel exhausted at night. With so many commitment and engagement, it is getting harder for me to split my time effectively on administrating forum page, blogging, writing fiction and sharing in Facebook. However, the first priority goes to my kids. I get sick of myself to keep telling them to wait for tomorrow. In fact, I want to test if my kids are ready to join the craft world. And, actually they are ready. Here is the first project of my dear girl. She shared her idea of making a strawberry and she specifically had a clear picture that how she wanted it and what materials she needed.

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Ingredients:

Felt, I used the red and green ones

Stuffing/filling material, I used handicraft beads this time

Needle and threads

Scissors and marker

And a lot of patience and love XOXOXO

Let my sweetie shows you how to do…..

1) Draft and cut out a template of a strawberry on a piece of paper and transfer it to a piece of red felt. Cut out 2 pieces of strawberry template from the piece of felt.

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2) Use needle and threads to sew the 2 pieces of strawberry together, leave a small opening for putting stuffing material in.

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3) Stuff the handicraft beads in and use needle and threads to seal the opening.

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4) Cut out the leaves from the green felt.

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5) Use needle and threads to attach the leaves on top of the strawberry.

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Done!!!!

My sweetie decided to take a picture with her first project and the lovely Hello Kitty doll.

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It is easy, isn’t it? You can make different kind of fruits or other kind of objects using felt and sewing techniques. For kids of my kids’ ages, simple patterns would be more encouraging and inviting for them to learn sewing. Next week, I would share some other projects that my kids have worked on. I would like to know more about kids’ projects. Do you have projects made by your kids to share too?

 

TBC Crafters 49 – Fabric Flower Hair Tie

I took a short time off from TBC Crafters Hop and decided to have a craft post this week no matter what. I did a pretty simple and practical one. If you have a daughter with long hair, you would likely agree that it is practical. Who would complain to have more hair accessories? My daughter definitely won’t. She is always excited to see new addition to her “collection” and takes a bit of time to choose what she wants to go for every morning. I have plenty of fabric scraps, beads, ribbons, laces…. and I used these to make a hair tie for my girl.

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TBC Crafters 42 – Lace Fabric Hairtie

This post is supposed to be on last week but I was too busy to write up this blog post. Since my daughter learns dancing, she needs a lot of hair bands and hairties to tie up her hair into a bun or two. 2 weeks before, I saw one of my daughter’s dancing class classmates wear a lace hairtie which held the hair bun so firm. Her mom told me and some other mothers that she bought it from Daiso at $1.50 each. If you know how to sew or have a sewing machine at home, it is worth trying DIY as you would not find another one girl who has the same one like your girls.

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Ingredients: –

A piece of fabric wherever size but must be in the shape of a stripe

Lace, matches the length of the piece of fabric

Elastic strings, prefer to be a bit wider

Needle and threads

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How to make it?

1) Cut out a stripe of fabric, I used a piece of 4″ wide this time. I would try maybe 3″ and 2″ next time. 4″ is a little bit wide but needs to reserve space for lace.

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2) Attach the piece of lace on the right side of the fabric and then fold the fabric up. Start sewing on the negative side of the fabric.

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3) Sew all the way toward the end of the fabric, then fold the fabric inside out to form a long “tube” with lace attached on one side.

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4) Insert the elastic strings into the “tube” and tie a knot. 

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5) Sew the 2 ends of the “tube” together and hind the elastic knot inside.

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6) Adjust the position of the elastic string inside the “tube” and it is ready to use.

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TBC Crafters 41 – Jelly Belly Beanie Neck Cushion

I have promised to make a jelly belly beanie cushion for my son since we visited Jelly Belly Factory during Spring Break. I know, it has been months and I still have not made it. Blame the mood swing, blame the sewing machine (I don’t even buy it yet!), blame the housework (I am lazy enough to do minimal housework), blame the blah blah blah…. honestly speaking, I am searching for a deal for a sewing machine which can definitely help out on sewing project but I am very picky so that it is still in the air. Fingers crossed for the Black Friday!

The school teachers agreed to let my son to have a comfort item in the class so that he can calm down when he is stressful or frustrated. I think that a beanie “something” would be suitable.

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Material needed: –

Fabric, my son has eczema and 100% cotton is always my choice

Craft beads or other stuffing material

Needle and threads

Step by step instructions: –

1) Cut out a shape of a jelly belly bean from a piece of paper and use pin to attach it on the piece of fabric. I need 2 pieces of fabric so I fold the fabric and cut out 2 at one time.

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2) Sew the 2 pieces of “jelly belly” together, right side facing right side. I use back-stitches to make sure that the beanie cushion would not rip easily.

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3) Leave at least 1 inch and bring the right side of the fabric out to form a cushion pocket.

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4) Pour the stuffing crafting beads into the cushion until decided fullness and stitch close the cushion bag.

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