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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Thing 1 & thing 2 on: June 04, 2013 03:41:39 AM
It was book day and my boy said he had to be cat in the hat.  we came to compromise and went with thing 1 & thing 2 as I had spare red cotton jersey!

SO the hoodie has thing 1 on front and thing 2 on back.  I also made jogging bottoms because he could wear either as seperates instead of a onzie.

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / It's going to be Super King!!! on: June 04, 2013 03:28:05 AM
I have never quilted before, but after being inspired on here I decided to have a go.  This is not the finshed article as I am currently deciding on the fabric around the piece top and the backing funds dictated I could not spend and buy all in 1 go.

I loved making it because I could take a few rows and sew them in an hour and put away and come back.  As we all know most sewing projects usually don't lend their time this way.

anyhew, kinda proud of my first go and will do another 1 for sons room!

Oh and to add - yes it will be Super king size when finished!  I think it will be quilted by hand!  Huh  Roll Eyes
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Party Bags - quick tut added on: June 27, 2011 04:33:29 AM
My son is having a 5th Birthday party.  I am not a fan of plastic party bags.
So since I had some left over fabric and FQ's that were not going to get used - I decided to make my own.  There have been 30+ kids invited.  so far I have made 30 bags.  I have 6 more to finish.  I'm not sure on final numbers yet, but 30 plus will be about right!  all bags are french seamed.  The handles were mostly made out of the same fabric, but were I didn't have enough, I used left over ribbon.  for once hoarding came in use!  Grin
Here are a few pictures, there are more of the individual bags on my gallery

yes they need an iron.  comments and critique are welcome
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Moshi & Jake (pic heavy) on: June 27, 2011 04:06:53 AM
Group shot

Now the background....
My son at 5 years old (almost) has just discovered Moshi Monsters.  He wanted a soft play one.  So yesterday DS and I made our interpretation of one.  My son did everything except cutting out, pinning and the hand sewing of the head onto the neck.  Yes he used the sewing machine.  For the first time too.  Moshi is made from blue fleece and Felt.  He was a quick make as Ross made him yesterday afternoon.  Though I think my son is very talented.
Here is Moshi

without jacket & his back

A few years ago Ghillie kindly gave me the poppet pattern.  I made Deema the Poppet first.  But DS wanted a boy one.  He was 2 1/2 at the time.  So one Christmas i made Jake, the Giant Poppet.  Jake's hair wasa strip of white faux fur I had lying around.  He is about 2 foot tall!  His clothes are 3 month old baby clothes my son once wore!  Yep he is THAT Big.  He's here now because I forgot to post him a few years ago.
Here is Jake front and back

having a chat

comments and criticm appreciated
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The super red hoodie on: June 03, 2011 04:18:18 PM
This is me modelling my hubby's new hoodie.  I made this a while ago and hubby has worn i every cold night he had chance too!
I'm a little tea pot! (with the silly face)

Comments welcome
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / barbie doll clothes so far - very pic massive!!!! on: June 03, 2011 04:13:27 PM
Barbie clothes for my niece - the wardrobe so far....

Love to hear the comments
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Easter Hat on: June 03, 2011 04:00:40 PM
Taken a while to post.  My son was asked to create a hat for his Easter Parade - thus the Mad Hatter Easter Hat was born.  All done by himself - mad insane and fun all by a 4 1/2 year old!

8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Clangers on: June 03, 2011 03:54:51 PM
My son recently watch Clangers and had to have one - well talk about rare!  But Nanny is good with knitting needles.  Luckily MIL had a pattern from when my husband wanted them as a kid!

Enough of the waffle pic time!

comments welcome
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Sindy Wardrobe help on: May 20, 2011 10:00:52 AM
I found in a charity shop (Oxfam goodwill) a 1980's Sindy plastic wardrobe.  It's structure is perfect, but it has severe yellowing on the outside.  It is like something has seeped into the plastic and made it yellow over time.  It's the colour of cigarrette staining, but it isn't washable like tobbaco stains usually are.  It might be from Sun damage!  It is not on the back or 1 side or on the inside.  Other than the staining it is in very good condition.
If required I'll upload pictures of it's current state!
I remember having one of these for my Barbie and Sindy clothes.  It eventually fell appart.  I want it for my niece.  I am making her clothes for her Barbie and want to put them in a wardrobe.

So my question is how do I repaint the plastic?

I've looked on ehow and it talks about how to, but what kind of paint should I use?

Has anyone any experience in removal of stains from plastic - I suppose I am thinking like people who OOAK dolls?

Could I glitter glue it all over and varnish?  Would this peel considering a 4 year old will be using it?

What varnish would be best?

How ever I do it, he finish has to last and stand up to a 4 year old!

Please help
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Help on Best Friends Club 18 inch doll on: March 04, 2011 05:19:13 AM
My niece has asked for an 18 inch Best Friends Club Doll (BFCink) by MGA Entertainment and some clothes.

I have managed to get Katlin doll at a reasonable price here uk from Tesco's.  BUT I can not find clothes sold in UK.  I see that there are some availble in US, but not here.

SOOOO  I am going to make them.  I used to make my barbie clothes, so no big issue.  BUT I don not want to take doll out of box.  I don't want to buy another doll either - though they are quite cute.  I like their size.

I need help as I can not find any patterns anywhere or their "sizes".

Does anyone have any experience of these dolls and their clothes making and could possibly help?

I know there are loads of patterns for the American Doll, but these BFCink dolls are a cross between them and the smaller Barbie!

If no luck then I'll have to wing it with some peasant blouses and elastic waist/tie skirts until the doll is out of the box!

But if someone can help with either patterns or measurements I will be eternally grateful!
please begging now!
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