i love to give a homemade baby gift. it just says 'love'. tutorial and really funny story here.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
These are so colorful and fun. Your imagination is your only limitation. I had so much fun making these 'fake' Ugly Dolls for my kids for Christmas. They were relatively easy for how cute they turned out-and much cheaper than the real thing. I just made shapes up for the dolls themselves-using the real Ugly Dolls for inspiration. You can cut out any kind of shape out of any color and add whatever details you want on the face. I used different colors in different kinds of fleece for the bodies. My favorite was the green fleece which turned out kind of knappy. I used embroidery floss & felt for the faces, and some ric-rac trim for some of the embellisments. The kids love them and have given them each a name.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
another gift for another birthday party. i got this awesome idea from this crafter. i loved the idea to repurpose the tights plus it was just so fun & bright! plus this idea is great for a girl or a boy, depending on the fabrics/materials you have available. since there wasn't a tutorial i had to just make a go of it. the body is recycled tights, the hair clip is a crocheted flower that i had previously done. the eyes and 'hair' clip have button embellisments and the tongue is felt. even though i will do a few things differently next time, it really was pretty easy.