I’ve recently started making chunky colourful beads from polymer clay (I use Fimo) and turning them into simple statement bead necklaces. The beads are easy to make and the best part is being able to make them in whatever colours have inspired you or to match your favourite outfit.
My daughter and I have been busy renovating our lovely dolls house, as she wanted a contemporary and modern house, rather than the previous Victorian style. However, it’s harder to find modern beds or shelving units to buy. So she found some images of a minimalist bed and shelving unit and I turned them into these designs. As the style is minimalist, this made it easier to do (I did try a more complicated design for the bed frame but the angles were too tricky and I gave up!). I’m not a carpenter (and please don’t look too closely at the storage unit because it’s a bit wonky!). Even being a few millimetres out makes a big difference when you’re working in miniature! Follow the instructions below to make your own dolls house bed and storage unit.
Mini doll dress pattern
This dress will fit a mini American Girl doll or Our Generation doll (around 6″). I made a small Waldolf doll (about 8″ high) which it also fits. The fabric in the pictures is a gorgeous Liberty fabric from one of my lovely local shops, Clothkits.
Sew yourself a cuddly unicorn friend
Unicorns are everywhere at the moment – for good reason. They are magical, colourful, cute and poop rainbows! So I decided to create a cuddly Unicorn for my daughter. Her full name is Princess Unicorn Yasmin the Third. Follow the instructions below to make your own pet Unicorn to play with and enjoy. Just don’t complain when you have to scoop rainbow poop from the floor (they don’t come house trained)!
My son has just got into Pokemon trading cards in a big way and as I’m always sewing things for my daughter I thought this time I’d make him something. As he’s always carrying around his Pokemon cards I decided he needed something to put them in! I found some red, black and white felt and made this deck case. He now wants me to make lots more so he can trade them with his friends to get some good cards. Here’s what to do…
I first came across ‘Waldorf’ style dolls browsing Pinterest. My daughter (and me, secretly) both fell in love with a gorgeous Waldorf doll last year made by Kathe Kruse and being given away in a competition by the UK doll shop Petalina. We didn’t win and without thinking I uttered the words ‘I’m sure I could make one…’ (I wasn’t sure – but that’s never stopped me trying!). So my New Year challenge has been to make a Waldorf doll for my daughter and if anyone else is thinking of doing the same I thought I’d share my doll making journey. This is Lucky’s story.