Needle Felted Food

needle felted food - hamburger

  Do your children enjoy make-believe picnics and dinner parties with their toy friends?  Needle felting is an easy way to fill such special occasions with lots of homemade (or rather, “handmade”) food. Needle felted food can be made into whatever shapes and sizes that match your child’s play friends. If you are not familiar […]

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DIY Knee Patch

DIY peace symbol knee patch

  Recently, one of my pairs of jeans went “rrrrip!” at the right knee. It happened around when I was preparing my previous post, on DIY Hot-fix Rhinestone Pattern Making.  Because I had made a free downloadable peace symbol rhinestone pattern for that post, I decided to take advantage of the same pattern to make […]

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The Making of the Little Felt Bunny

A green bunny and a blue floppy eared bunny looking at each other

  The Little Felt Bunny is a small stuffed animal, which began as a play companion that I made for my daughter some years ago.  I was inspired to make a bunny because we were reading Watership Down by Richard Adams at the time.  (It is a beautiful book, by the way!) I always begin […]

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Woodblock Printmaking

  I have fond memories of working on woodblock printmaking at school.  The usually noisy classroom would become soothingly quiet during art class, while everyone concentrated on their carving.  I think it was in third grade that we first made woodblock prints. So, recently I decided that my daughter was old enough to work with […]

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Princess Crowns

  My daughter’s class celebrated the end of this academic year with a theater production.  It was especially exciting for my daughter because she was chosen for the role of Cinderella.  The play itself was a mix of classic fairy tales with plenty of modern twists, and her character had a snobbish personality.  But that […]

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How much can an eye express?

  Sharp piercing eyes, warm eyes, absent eyes, angry eyes…. Our eyes express emotion and convey personality. But how about the eyes of stuffed animals?  Can a pair of eyes made of felt express anything? Indeed, I think that they can!  Below are some examples of the effects you can achieve using the same exact […]

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Miniature Foil Art with Chocolate Wrappers

Miniature foil art with chocolate wrappers

  Every once in a while, don’t we all indulge ourselves with a taste of some good chocolate?  So, why not enjoy making some miniature foil art with the chocolate’s wrappers at the same time! Here are some tiny foil objects that I made.  The bird on the left is an origami crane, which can […]

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Decorating Easter Eggs

  In our household, the coming of Easter means that it is time to prepare eggs for decorating!  We empty the egg shells the traditional way, by blowing.  It is a bit dizzying and messy, but it is the kind of fun that goes hand in hand with the season! First, we briskly shake each […]

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Wild Flower Bookmarks

  Spring is coming! The other day, I went bicycling with my husband and daughter in the country and discovered that wild flowers were starting to bloom.  Soon, the fields will be full of bright yellow, purple, white, red, blue, pink, green… As always, we picked some wild flowers to bring home.  Unfortunately, they do […]

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