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A year ago… May 31, 2012

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…I have just finished my first big sewing project: a playhouse for my little niece.

The flowers are removable; the letters fit through the mail slot…

This is the garden with all the yummy stuff growing in it…










Here is the garden after the harvest…

The doghouse door works as a crawl-through back door entrance…










This is the store with all the shelves stocked up…

And here are most of the fruits and veggies from the market…










I have made the frame out of PVC pipes from Lowe’s and a big enough size to have room for more than one child at a time…


Some things I’ve made March 18, 2012

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My daughter needed a way to keep her phone in the bicycle’s basket and since she loves Doctor Who I whipped up a Tardis Iphone case for her. I have hand-stitched it out of felt on a car trip to Arizona and the only picture of it I have is from the hotel there. (edited to add two more photos)







It closes with a magnetic snap (behind the light) and she usually attaches it to the side of the bike’s basket when out riding. So the phone is padded and it won’t go flying out of the basket when going over bumps.


Another thing I wanted to document was the addition to my needle felted nativity scene. I didn’t have a chance to make any before Christmas, but before I had to pack it away I made the three wise men.

And here they are with the rest of the pieces:

I have to remember to take more picture of my projects, especially now that I am trying my hand at sewing. 🙂

I Just Had to Share March 26, 2011

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I have a little niece that always asked me to read her the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. She really loved that little mouse! And I really wanted to make some little felt toys! 🙂 I found some wool/rayon felt in the remnants bin at JoAnn’s and the two colors made me think of attempting to make the little mouse and a sleeping bag for him. Here is the result:

It was so much fun to make it (though very fiddly), I might attempt some other toys in the near future.