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TBC Crafters 74 – Miniature Camera & Camcorder

This is originated from Miss Porky. She made a camera and camcorder for her dolls. She showed to me. They are so detailed, the viewfinder and the menu buttons are based on the parts and look of my previous camera. The only difference is the color. I do not have a camera in white. The camcorder is pretty interesting looking. I have no idea where she came up with the design. My son DD said to his sister, “The camcorder looks weird, mommy’s does not look like that.” He even grabbed my camcorder and showed it to Miss Porky.

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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 63 – Feltie Handbags for Dolls

This week, I am going to continue showing my kids’ “little projects”. I call these “little projects” because : 1) My kids are little in my eyes (moms would understand what I mean, really wish that they could be that little forever), 2) The stuff that they made are for “little” dolls and 3) The stuff are mini in sizes = little!

To us adults, these little stuff are easy to make but for a 8 years old boy and a 7 years old girl, the efforts they put in were not “little”. We adults possibly spend 5 minutes and my kids have spent more than double of time. But, they did it and actually did very well. Using needles and threads helps to improve co-ordination of eyes and hands. In fact, this project was initiated by my daughter and my son. They told me what they would like to make. My son even searched in my craft supplies box and looked for the felt scraps.

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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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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 61 – Mid-Autumn Festival Paper Lantern

Next Monday is Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival or someone call it Moon Festival or Moon Cake Festival. It is the most important festival of Chinese culture other than Lunar New Year and Winter Solstice. Chinese traditional festival usually relates to food. It is because there are certain kinds of food we Chinese eat in a particular festive season or day. For Mid-Autumn Festival, the featured food is Moon Cake. It involves a lot of processes and preparation which should be started one and half months ago. No kidding! It is! Salted eggs and molasses require more than a month to finish. Other than moon cakes, pomelo, trapa, starfruit and whole fish in sweet & sour sauce are some of the common food for Mid-Autumn Festival. When I was a kid, Mid-Autumn Festival means long weekend and chance to go out to play at night. Every kid would carry a lantern lit by a candle at night. There were many patterns and forms of lanterns. Most of them were made of paper and colored wax paper. In Chinese culture, Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for family reunion. Members who work or study out town would come back home to spend time with the family. The celebration usually runs for 3 days, the 14th of August in Lunar Chinese calendar (called Welcome the Moon), the 15th (Mid-Autumn Festival and also called Appreciate the Moon) and the 16th (called Chasing After the Moon). The moon during this period of time is a beautiful full moon and the lanterns would be hanged up as decoration.

Okay, I am going to make a paper lantern with recycled materials and it is a simple craft that kids can definitely make it with little help from adults.

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TBC Crafters 60 – Key Rings Bracelet

I bought a big bag of key rings to make key chains for kids’ classmates as kindergarten graduation goodies. There are quite a bit of key rings left and I try to utilize them for something fun. Some months ago, my daughter learned how to use washers and ribbons to make bracelet or necklace.I borrowed the idea but using key rings which are comparatively less heavier than washers. The steps mentioned below are somewhat complicated but once you master the concept, you would find it not difficult at all.

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