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Sunday, 31 August 2014


Small present for my mother's birthday. No pattern found online or anything, self-thought for once!
Orange leather, two KAM snap buttons, a pair of new embroidery scissors and the sheets are made of felt. Personalised with mother's initial, G. 

Friday, 29 August 2014

Felt Garden

The last two posts have shown you what cuddly toys I had made for my nieces L. and M. for their birthdays (both summer girls!). I like both toys, but I never intended them as the "main" present.

Actually the main present is this: a felt garden. Two to be precise. I mixed up several ideas seen online.

In each garden the girls will find two radish, two baby carrots, two leeks, two flowers, two mushrooms and a small doll. One doll has long straight-ish hair, this is L. , the other one had shorter and curvier hair, this is M. :)

I will soon be working on making such a garden for my children too, they've been asking for it and they love planting and plucking vegs and flowers. How do you like it?

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tortoise for a birthday

 My other niece, L., just had her birthday. I can't believe she is already FOUR year old! Time flies! Like for her sister I found a lovely pattern online and I made this for her:
 It is made with fleece. Only the eyes are made of felt. It feels really soft and cuddly. Hope L. will love it as much as I do :)

Monday, 25 August 2014

Tiny whale for a birthday

 The youngest of my nieces turned 2 last month! She is a big girl now! I made her two presents. One to share with her sister, who has her birthday this month (summer girls!), but I will show that one later on. And one just for herself:

 I got the pattern from Pinterest. Instructions are in russian, but honestly it was not a problem. I just wish I had adjusted better the two fins, and that I had made the whale bigger. But never mind, this whale will have a good home and will be loved! That's all I wanted!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Art for Grandma

When Grandma has her birthday and the children wants to make something, what will be the best appreciated present? Pasta necklace or a small painting? ;) Well, this year I opted for painting. While shopping I found two flat canvases 20x20cm and N. wanted to paint on them. So as soon as we got home, I dressed the  children for painting and left them with brushes, sponges and fingers (theirs :-p )
Afterwards I just glued a small white ribbon to the back and dated their pieces of Art. Happy birthday Grandma!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Felt dolls

Some time ago I gave you a preview of what was coming up after getting this great book:
I almost immediately got on making felt dolls. I just waited a few days to receive my order of glass eyes.

I have made four dolls so far:
The dancer was my daughter's choice. She spent a good half hour browsing my book to choose a doll! She then called her Rosa. The little guy with the blue hair is called "Plumps" and is a German cartoon character:

About the two top dolls, I am not saying anything yet, you will know more in a few days ;)

Anyway, I cannot recommend enough that book! It is not only simple patterns but also very pretty. The author (whom I contacted) is also very friendly.