Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Little Pony

While going shopping with my daughter (who of course wants everything she sees), we came across a My Little Pony doll.  I thought to myself "could I make something like that?" so I gave it a try.  Now I have three new My Little Pony dolls: Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle and Pinky Pie.  They turned out so cute, and they were so fun to make.  Now I just have to make an Apple Jack, Rarity, and Flutter Shy.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Boots the Monkey

My daughter loves to pretend that she is Dora, so of course she needed her best friend, Boots to go on all her adventures with her.  Life size Boots gets taken everywhere and I'm glad my daughter loves things that are so much fun to make :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sending out the Batman Signal

This is one of my favorite hats that I have made, especially since Colin really liked it.  I decided to go with the more current version of the bat, but I would also like to try the retro/comic version too, with the black and yellow bat.  I used "punch needle" to make the bat.  Who knew that you could make such fun things with such an easy craft.  It is so much fun.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Purple Ruffle Skirt

Sorry that is been so long since a post.  I couldn't download pictures.  Turns out I just needed to update my browser :).  Anyway, this is a pattern I got from (shop name Bowtykes, if you're interested).  It uses Redheart Sashay yarn or Ruffle yarn.  It turned out so cute.  I have made pink ones and a teal one too.  I made cute little matching flowers to go in the hair.  

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sock Monkey

It's a Sock Monkey!!!  So this is my first attempt at a sock monkey.  I made it from super soft socks (which actually turned out to be a mistake because it tears easily and made it hard to stuff).  My daughter picked out the socks.  It was really fun and didn't take very long.  I got the free pattern from  Check it out, it has a lot of great craft ideas.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cookie Monster


Elmo really needs a buddy.  Thanks to a small request about Cookie Monster, Elmo now has a friend to hang out with (that is if my daughter doesn't steal him away).  I love the blue color, it's perfect for Cookie Monster but it is also really soft and easy on the eyes.  Him and Elmo both stand at about 18", the perfect height for a cuddle buddy.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hippo Hat

This is my new favorite hat (Jennsen's too)!
What more can be said.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Angry Owl Hat

I love owl hats!  They are so cute.  I found this great idea to change the eyes of the hats to give them different moods or expressions.  This is the Angry Owl.  I felt like it really fit my daughter lately :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monkey-ing Around!

I love this monkey.  He has always been one of my favorites.  He is just so cute and fun.  I put bendable wire in his tail so that he can hang from different things.  My daughter loves to bend it, it's funny to watch her try to straighten it out and then hang him from his tail again.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fabric Pinwheels!!!

I found this craft idea at Hobby Lobby.  If you want to go straight to the link it's at  Once there click on the "Project Inspiration" button.  From there click on "List" underneath "Project Sheets (on the left).  The Project Sheet is called "Party Time".  This is what I did with it.  I'm making pinwheels for my son's birthday party.  They are decorative and can be given as party favors too!

Cardstock Paper (If covering both sides with fabric, it doesn't matter the color)
Glue (I used Fabric and Paper Glue)
Hot Glue
3/8" Wooden Dowel - Cut into 12" pieces
1/16" Wooden Dowl (I used 1/8" and they just don't spin as freely) - Cut into 2" pieces
Wooden Knob
Tole Paint
 If you want you can use brightly colored paper that matches your fabric and put fabric only on one side of paper (I used Sparkly paper for some of mine and they turned out cute).
Cut your fabric into squares (mine are about 10"x10")
Add a little water to your glue and using a paintbrush put glue on one side of your paper.  Be careful not to use too much glue or it will seep through your fabric.  If you are puting fabric on both sides of the paper, wait for the first side to dry (or mostly dry) before doing the other side.
 Using a pinwheel tablet (I got mine through that HobbyLobby website), trace the shape and cut it out.
 Make a little hole and put the eyelets in the center and at the end of all the legs of the pinwheel.
If you like, you can leave your wood the way it is, or you can paint it to match your fabric.  I painted all my wood pieces blue.  Hot Glue the smaller dowel piece into a wooden knob.
Folding the legs on top of each other put dowel through each eyelet.

 Drill a hole about 1/2" from the top of every large dowel and feed the smaller dowel through the hole.
Hot glue another knob to the back.
Pinwheel should spin freely. (This Pinwheel has fabric on both sides)

They are pretty easy to make!  If any of this was confusing for you, check it out through the Hobby Lobby website.  I just wanted to show a brief version of how I did it.  They are so cute and really fun!  Good Luck!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Baa, Baa, White Sheep

This guy was really fun to make with all the loopy fur.  I sure do like making all these fun animals.  If you like these patterns you can get them at

Saturday, April 21, 2012


I found this wonderful pattern on and mixed it with a different slipper pattern to create these ultra soft and comfy slippers.  I wear mine all day.