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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #170

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #170

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

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #169

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #169

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

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Up to Forty Five, Plus Christmas

Craft Project List #45Just finished my last craft project list a few days ago, so time for the next one. 

This one is special for two reasons.  First, it’s much longer than my last few lists.  Almost twice a long.

And second, it includes more than one holiday.  I have combined this project list with my Christmas craft list for this year.  It seemed best because I don’t have much to make this year for the holidays, plus it’s been taking me a while to complete any crafts lately.  Might as well shove them all together and give myself more time to complete them all.

Anyway, here’s my list.

Craft Project List #45:

  • Costume
  • Case
  • Doll and Kitty
  • Little Halloween
  • 3 Skirts
  • Accessories
  • Socks
  • Overalls
  • Ornaments
  • More Cases

And I planned to have it all done by the end of the year.  Better get to it!

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Quick and Easy Dollar Store Tea Set Makeover

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Finally, the last project on my list.  A pretty tea set.

Quick and Easy Dollar Store Tea Set Makeover

I wanted another cute little porcelain tea set for my dolls and stuff.  You used to be able to find them at most dollar stores.  Sadly that’s not the case anymore. 

So, I did the next best thing.

A pink and yellow plastic toy tea set bought from Dollar Tree, a dollar store chain.

I got a plastic set instead (see the doll blog for their reaction).  You can find this tea set at Dollar Tree as well as most dollar stores.

It’s the right size and is sort of cute, but the colors are kind of tacky.  The easiest way to fix the color issue was to paint it.

So let’s paint some plastic!

Getting ready to paint the tea set using acrylic paints, glossy Mod Podge, cheap brushes, a paper plate and one other tool.

I gathered up some supplies I had on hand and got to work.  I used acrylic paints, paint brushes, a paper plate for the paint, and glossy Mod Podge

The Mod Podge protects the work and makes the pieces shiny and pretty.

The strangest tool needed, emory boards for nails.  Can also use fine sandpaper.  Just lightly sand the surface of the plastic pieces before painting them.

I also used these, nail emery boards.  You could also use fine sand paper, but I used these because it’s what I had around.

So first, I lightly sanded the surface of all my pieces.  This helps the paint stick on better, or so I’ve been told.

Paint the pieces with 1-2 coats of white paint as a base.  Let dry  between coats.

Then I applied 2 coats of white paint to all the pieces, allowing them to dry between coats.  I painted one side of each piece at a time.

I was going to paint the pieces a different color after the white paint dried, but I decided they looked pretty that way and went with it.

Adding pink paint to bring out the details in the cute dishes and cups.  There are little hearts and flowers!

I then added some pale pink paint to bring out some of the details.

Finish with one 1-2 coats of glossy Mod Podge to protect and make it shine.

And finally, I applied two coats of the glossy Mod Podge (allowing to dry between coats) to seal and finish them.

The tea set looks so much nicer now.  The gloss makes the pieces look very porcelain-like, but since they are plastic I don’t have to worry about dropping them.

A close up of one of the tea cups, looks a little like porcelain now with the gloss.

I could have painted little designs on the cups like flowers and such if I wanted to, but maybe I will save that for another set.

A close up of the tea pot, it looks great too.

I really like how cute the tea pot came out.  There were little roses around the heart that I didn’t even notice until I started painting it.

A close up of one of the dishes, you can really see the cute heart pattern.

The plates look really pretty too, the hearts are so sweet.

A close up of one of the spoons.  It is painted white with pink on the inside.

I added a touch of pink to the spoons to tie them into the set, also because painting them white made them look too much like “disposable” plastic spoons.  Maybe next time I’ll try using a silver or gold paint.

The finished teaset in all its glory.

Over all, I think the tea set looks great and it would be fun to paint more of them in the future.

Here’s the updated list:

Six down and out.


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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #168

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #168

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

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #167

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #167

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

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sewing for Dolls: Pink Sweater Set with Navy Skirt

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After way, way too much time away, I finely have gotten around to posting my next project.  More doll clothes!

A cute doll outfit.  A pink sleeve less top with matching sweater, a navy blue skirt and a detachable bow pin.

One of my ball jointed dolls has been long overdue for a new outfit.  I had visions of pink and navy blue in my head, so I made this cute and classic set.  There’s a pink “sweater set”, a navy blue half circle skirt, and a tiny bow pin.  I wanted to add a cute beret, but my fabric choices weren’t cutting it.

The cute doll outfit worn by a ball jointed doll.

Here’s the new doll outfit worn by it’s cute owner.  (By the way, the headband she is wearing is made from this tutorial.)

Close up of the pink sock sweater.

The sweater set was made from a pair of pink knee socks (like these).  I just made another sock sweater and whipped up a knit top to go underneath.

The doll with the sweater removed to show off the sleeveless knit top.

The top is sleeveless because this is Arizona and Summer temperatures last into “Fall”. :(

The small ribbon bow.

The easiest piece to make was the bow pin.  Just make a tiny bow with ribbon (here’s a video for it), then flip it over…

The back of the ribbon bow showing off a tiny gold safety pin sewn on.

…And sew on a tiny gold safety pin.  Easy doll sized pin done!

Showing off the navy blue skirt worn by the doll.  You can see her cute shoes too.

The skirt is another doll sized half circle skirt, just made smaller for this 1/6 scale doll instead.  I used more of the poplin fabric leftover from other projects (a dress, a costume, a bag, and still counting).

If you’re interested in making this outfit for your own yosd sized ball jointed dolls or similar sized dolls, I whipped up a tutorial for the whole outfit with patterns for the skirt and top, instructions and other links.  You can find it here on my doll blog.

Here’s the updated list:

Five down, just one more to go.  So close!


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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #166

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #166

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

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #165

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #165

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

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #164

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #164

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

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #163

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #163

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

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Cute Navy and Pink Pocket Tote Bag with Tutorial

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The next project on my craft list is a practical one, but still cute and with a tutorial too!

Cute Navy and Pink Pocket Totebag with Tutorial

I needed a new tote bag to lug around my stuff on weekends.  One that was sturdy, wouldn’t stain easily, and of course would look cute. 

So, I picked out two different fabrics and came up with this blue and pink bag.  It’s trimmed with lace and has a cute printed pocket on the outside and one on the inside as well.

To make one for yourself you will need:

  • 2 contrasting fabrics, about 1 yard of each.
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Basic sewing knowledge
  • (Optional) Interfacing, see below.
  • (Optional) Sewing machine, hand sewing is possible.
  • Lace or other trim, about 2 yards.
  • (Optional) DVDs, Netflix, etc. because movies and sewing projects go well together.

Cut two squares of fabric for the inner and outer side of the bag.  Mine are navy blue and a pink print with cute bunnies.

These are the fabrics I used.  One is some navy blue poly poplin I had leftover from a dress and a costume, this is for the outside of the back.  It’s a nice color that won’t show dirt easily.

For the inside (or lining) of the bag I used more of the that cute pink flannel I used for my 2DS Case.  Told you it would pop up again.

I didn’t bother with interfacing because both of my fabrics are pretty thick, but I recommend it for thinner or easily wrinkled material.  You will want to use it on the pockets, straps, and the outer fabric.

Anyway, cut 2 squares of fabric about 20 x 20 in. (51 x 51 cm.) from each of your fabrics.  This makes a bag that’s large enough to carry my laptop, you may wish to make yours a little smaller.

Cut two rectangles for pockets from the cute inner fabric.

Next, cut two rectangles 9 x 15 in. (23 x 38 cm.) from your inner fabric.  These will be pockets, one for the inside and one on the outside.

Hem the top edge of the pockets.

Proceed to hem the top edge of each pocket.  If you are going to add lace to the pocket, this is the time to do it.

Pinning and sewing on the pockets.

Fold back the other edges of the pocket and pin to one of the squares of inner fabric before sewing down the pocket.  Repeat with the outer fabric.

The pink pocket sewn onto the navy blue fabric.

After sewing on the pocket, you can sew a line down the center to divide it into two pockets.  This is purely optional, but fun.

Pin the sew around the bag.

Now it’s time to start assembling the bag.  Pin the two squares together with right sides facing, then sew the sides and bottom.  Repeat for the inner fabric as well.

Sewing the corners to form a flat bottom bag.

Here I have my “lining” with the bottom corner turned and pinned flat.  I just sew along the pins, repeat on the other corner and…

The bottom is now flat!

…boom!   Flat bottomed bag!

Just need to repeat for the outer fabric part.  Of course, this is optional, but it’s a nice little detail.  If you need more help, here’s a great video tutorial for doing this.

Sewing the lining into the bag.

Almost done now.  Stick your lining into the outer part with rights sides together and pin them along the top edge.  Sew around the top, but leave a hand size bit open.

The tote bag is almost done!

When you finish sewing, turn it all “right side” out,  then carefully tuck your inner part into your brand new bag!

Topstitching the top of the bag.

Well, it’s almost a bag.  Pin along the top edge again and top stitch to close the unsewn part and to make the bag neat. 

And now the body of the bag is complete.  Let’s get those straps done.

Cut long strips for the straps.

Cut two long rectangles 3 x 26 in. (7.5 x 66 cm.) for each strap.  I chose to use pink on one side and blue on the other of each strap, but do what you like.

Pin and sew the straps.

With right sides together, pin and sew along the long side of each strap, leave the ends open. Then carefully turn them right sides out.  This might take sometime, but that’s why we watch movies while sewing.

Sewing around the straps.

After turning, tuck the ends in and pin along all around the straps before sewing along the edges.

Attach the straps to the bag.

Pin the straps on the bag where you want them.  Try the bag on before sewing the straps in place.

Add some lace to complete the cute tote bag.

Now you can add some lace or trim along the top edge of the bag.

Confession: I added the lace too soon and it got in my way.  I also forgot to add the pocket lace before sewing the pocket on the bag, so I had to do it by hand afterwards.  :(

The finished navy blue bag with cute pink pockets, lining, and lace trim.

Anyway, now the bag is done and ready to haul all your junk, but in a cute way!

Here’s the updated list:

Four down, just two more to go.  The next one will be up fairly soon, try to guess what it will be.


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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #162

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #162

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

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #161

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #161

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

Here’s the deal:

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

First Aid Kit to Cute Nintendo 2DS Case

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As promised yesterday, here’s the next project on my craft list.  But first, let me share something new and wonderful.

The New Nintento 2DS XL still in the box.

My Nintendo 2DS XL.

I got it (on sale!) about two months ago, and it’s been entertaining (and distracting) me ever since.

The back side of the Nintendo 2 DS XL box.

I originally was looking at the cheaper Nintendo 2DS bundles, but I went with this one because the screen was larger and it’s able to play more games.  You can compare all the features on this site.

Anyway, I thought that my nice new handheld gaming console could use a nice case to carry it along with all the games and accessories I find myself lugging around.

A red first aid kit case from CVS, the drug store.

Enter the first aid kit case, we sell it at work (I work in a CVS drug store). 

There was a deal where if you bought three first aid items you would get a coupon for a free case.  Long story short, I now have five free cases.  Got to find a use for them all somehow.

The inside of the the first aid kit case, there are several built in pockets and a zippered one.

It has plenty of built in pockets and a zippered one too.  Perfect for storing plenty of things, besides Band-Aids.

The first aid kit case is great for the storing the nintendo ds, but it could be cuter.

The downside is it isn’t that cute looking.  The CVS logo screams medical supplies.

First Aid Kit to Nintendo 2DS Case.

It’s time to fix that, let’s take this plain looking case and make it super cute!

Cut two pieces of cute fabric large enough to cover the sides of the case, with a little extra on the sides to fold in the raw fabric edge.

First, I cut two pieces of fabric large enough to cover the sides of the case, plus a little extra to finish the raw edges.  I found it easier to cut some paper to the size I wanted first, and then use that as a “pattern”.

Close up of the cute fabric, it's a pink flannel with kawaii bunnies all over.

This is the fabric I used, it’s a super cute pink flannel print I found at SAS.  I bought several yards of it, so you will be seeing more projects with it.

Cut the corners of the fabric before folding back the raw edges and pinning them down.

I cut the corners of the fabric before folding and pinning back the edges.  This takes care of those raw edges.

Add pretty lace along the edges of the fabric if you want.

Then I added lace along the edges.

Pin the fabric to the sides of the case, then carefully sew along the edges, by hand or machine.  It's easier by hand though.

With the fabric all prepped and ready, I pinned it to the sides of the case and carefully sewed it on with a zig-zag stitch.

I used a zig-zag stitch because I knew the stitches would show on the inside, and thought the zig-zags would look cuter.

Finish with a cute bow.

Add a bow on the front, and the outside of the case is done.

Now for the inside I wanted a little more pocket space, surprisingly.

To make an extra pouch pocket, cut fabric the same width as the other pieces and three times as long.  Hem or finish the raws edges.

I cut another piece of fabric the same width as the other ones, but three times the length.  I then finished the raw edges by folding them once and zig-zaging around.

I did it that way instead of a regular hem to reduce the bulk, flannel is quite thick.

Fold the fabric at the bottom and sew on the sides to form a pocket with the rest of the fabric being the flap.

Then fold the bottom third up, sew the sides and bottom to create an instant pocket….

Sew on some Velcro to close the flap, but oops!  Should have done that before sewing down the pocket.

…Only to realize afterward that I should have sewn on the Velcro before sewing the pocket.  It would have been so much easier.  Lesson learned.

sew a line of stitching or two to divide the pocket to organize supplies.

Then I stitched a line down the pocket to make two smaller ones for organizing my junk.  The one is for extra styluses, and the other is for screen wipes and other stuff.

Sew the pouch into the case along the bottom edge.

I attached it to the bottom of the case.  It kind of reminds me of a binder pencil case now.

Now the ds case is finished and ready to fill with gaming stuff.

And with that the case is finished and ready to fill.

The filled nintendo ds case filled on one side with charging cables and such.

Here I have my chargers and power bank neatly secured in their pockets.

The nintendo ds case filled on the other side with games, plus the 2 ds xl peeking out of it's pocket.

And here, I have my 2DS XL in it’s new pocket along with my game cards in their zippered pocket.

A bunch of Nintendo DS and 3DS game carts stored in tiny ziplock bags, they are actually pill pouches.

Speaking of games, here’s how I store them to keep them free of dust and scratches.  They are kept in what appears to be tiny zip lock baggies when not in use.

A medicine pouch bought from a drug store.  They are perfect for storing ds games to keep them dust free and safe.

These are actually tiny medicine bags I also bought at work.  You can find them at most drug stores.  They are also handy for storing tiny craft supplies, like beads.

Here’s the updated list:

Three down, three more to go.


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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #160

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #160

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. ---->
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Friday, August 3, 2018

Plain to Pretty Black Umbrella Makeover

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The next project on my craft list is another makeover, this time for an umbrella.

I found myself having to replace my umbrella, again.  This time I decided to invest in one I was sure would last awhile before breaking on me. 

A simple black Totes stick umbrella with a curve handle, let's make it prettier.

I got this Totes stick umbrella, which was a little more than what I usually pay for umbrellas, but is totally worth it.

It opens and closes easily, dries quickly when wet, has held up to winds that have snapped previous umbrellas, and has one of the nicest and softest feeling handles I have ever touched.

I intentionally got it in black because it both makes it less likely to get really dirty and makes it better as a sun umbrella (check out this article about that).

Plain to Pretty Black Umbrella Makeover

The downside is that it isn’t as pretty as other umbrellas, but that is way too easy to fix.  We just need to add some…

Wide black lace, it will be used for our new umbrella.

…Lace!

I got this wide lace ages ago from SAS intending to use it for an umbrella.  It’s just like the lace I used for the white umbrella I decorated before (that got super dirty looking before breaking on me, sigh).

I like it specifically because it’s a pretty non-cottony lace.  I don’t recommend cotton laces because they are very absorbent.  When you use an umbrella for both sun and rain, adding something that absorbs a ton of water will make it take forever to dry.  Not to say that this lace won’t take a ton of time to dry too.

Ruffling the lace with a sewing machine.

I started by ruffling the lace using my sewing machine by using the longest stitch length and setting the tension higher.

The circumference of the umbrella is 124 in. (315 cm.) and I needed twice as much lace to make my lace ruffle plus a little extra for overlap.  The quicker option is to choose a lace that is already ruffled, but that narrows the selection quite a bit.

Pin the ruffled lace to the edge of the umbrella.

After ruffling, I pinned my lace along the edge of the umbrella.  Looking nicer already.

Carefully glue the lace down with a glue gun.

Now, I could have sewn the lace ruffle on by hand, but I was feeling lazy about it.  So, I glued it on with a glue gun.

First, I carefully glued down the sections of lace between the pins.

The lace is glued down, and all the stray bits removed.

Then I removed the pins one by one and glued down those areas.

I went around a couple more times to glue spots I missed and remove those annoying strings left by the glue gun (I watched a lot of videos while doing all of this).

Add tiny ribbon bows.

Finally, I made some little ribbon bows to add along the lace (check out my video tutorial for simple bows if you wish).

The finished and fully decorated umbrella.

And now the umbrella, or should I say, parasol is finished and ready for use.

Close up of the finished umbrella.

It is looks so pretty and the lace ruffle gives it a very poufy look, however…

The now lacy decorated umbrella can still be closed!

…It’s not too poufy to close up!  I was afraid I would have to change the strap.

Here’s the updated list:

  • 3 piece outfit
  • Holder
  • First aid cases
  • Umbrella
  • Tea set
  • Tote

Two down, four more to go.  The next one should be up tomorrow, look forward to it!


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