Category: toys

Misty’s Whimsies Fox called Cherry

Ik kwam tijdens mijn zoektocht naar zelfgemaakte nekkussens op internet dit gratis vos naaipatroon tegen. Misty Richardson is de ontwerpster van dit geweldige patroon. Ik maakte mijn Misty’s Whimsies Fox called Cherry van een oude sweater en wat andere restjes stof.

Misty’s Whimsies Fox called Cherry

Patroon voor de Misty’s Whimsies Fox called Cherry

Het Misty Whimsie Fox patroon heeft toegevoegde naadwaarden. Dit patroon komt met een uitgebreide instructie maar ook goede illustraties voor als je meer van plaatjes houdt. Ik maakte slechts een kleine aanpassing op het patroon van de neus. Mijn neus is onderdeel de kop en kan daardoor niet loskomen van de kop. Ik denk dat het daardoor iets veiliger is in de handen van kleine kinderen.

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Two Homemade Good Luck Pigs

Everyone probably had a piggy bank as a child. I had a small one but sadly enough I can’t find it bag. My piggy bank had a rubber plug. The rubber plug was replaced by a cork because after a few years the rubber plug was broken. I came up with the idea of making Two Homemade Good Luck Pigs after reading about the Swedish love for pigs at Christmas. For centuries pigs were held to preserve their flesh in the form of ham and sausage so families had meat during the Winter. This preserved meat was also served at Christmas and made the centrepiece of Christmas dinners.

Two Homemade Good Luck Pigs

Er is ook een Nederlandse versie. Deze vind je aan het eind van de Engelse tekst.

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Let’s Sti(c)k Together Zon, Zee, Strand

Ik liep toevallig enige tijd geleden op een Nederlandstalige naai-uitdaging die loopt bij de zuiderburen. Marjolein van Flaflinko is bedenker van Let’s Sti(c)k Together, geïnspireerd door de sew challenge van Davina. Ik besloot te reageren of ik als noorderbuur mocht aanhaken en werd van harte verwelkomt en zo doe ik mee aan Let’s Sti(c)k Together Zon, Zee, Strand thema.

Let’s Stick Together Zon, Zee, Strand thema

Ik besloot een tas te maken van een lap zonnige gele reststof en bestelde het een en ander aan materialen. Helaas ging er het een en ander mis dus plan B. Plan B moest nog wel even bedacht worden. Ik dacht terug aan dit bezoek aan het strand en zo ontstond het nieuwe idee. Zon, Zee, Strand, walvis kijken, ijsje eten.

For the English version please scroll to the end of the Dutch version

Let’s Sti(c)k Together Zon, Zee, Strand

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Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling

Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling is one of the eight baby animal patterns from the new Hopeful Hatchlings PDF ebook. The Hopeful Hatchlings PDF ebook has also patterns to make a fried egg, a zipper egg and a Mamma’s nest.

Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling – the pattern test

I love making soft toys and everything time Jessica George is looking for pattern testers I apply. She always has lovely designs that are adorable, cute and fun to make. Paddy the Penguin and the zipper egg were a joy to make. The instructions are clear and well written and lot’s of good illustrations to support the written instructions. Both pattern came easy together and the instruction for zipper egg sewing was a very useful.

Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling

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Sweetbriar Sisters three little lovies

Sweetbriar Sisters three little lovies – the elephant lovey

Sweetbriar Sisters three little lovies is a pattern that comes with three different animal options. You can choose between a giraffe, a cow and an elephant. A while ago I received the test version of the pattern of these three little lovies. I have enough grey and pink fabric at home and decided to make the elephant lovey.

Sweetbriar Sisters three little lovies

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Sewing Sinterklaas gifts 2016

Sewing Sinterklaas gifts 2016 – the idea

Sewing Sinterklaas gifts 2016 are made of discarded clothes and small pieces of leftover fabric. In the previous post I already showed the jeanius laptop cover made of a discarded jeans for our youngest daughter. These other two makes are for my husband and our eldest daughter.

Sewing Sinterklaas gifts 2016

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BFL 2016 Vreetz’oppers

BFL 2016 Vreetz’oppers – het idee

BFL 2016 Vreetz’oppers kwam ik tegen op bloglovin in mijn dagelijkse mail. Ik las het artikel om te kijken wat het verhaal hierachter was. De Vreetz’oppers zijn bedoeld als zorgenvriendjes. De Vreetz’oppers nemen de ziekte niet weg en lossen ook de problemen niet op. De Vreetz’oppers zijn bedoeld om de kinderen de ruimte te geven om hun gedachten en zorgen te tekenen of op te schrijven. Het briefje gaat daarna in de mond van het zorgenvriendje en de rits zorgt ervoor dat ze geparkeerd en veilig opgeborgen zijn. Ik besloot ook een bijdrage te leveren. Genoeg reststofjes in huis om zo’n zorgenvriendje te maken voor een kind op de kinderoncologie afdeling van het UZ in Gent. Wil je meer weten over deze actie? Hier vind je het verhaal.

BFL 2016 Vreetz’oppers

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Wilding Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy

Wilding Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy – the pattern

Wilding Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy is made of a pattern from Jeanine Thomlinson of StitchART. I follow her on IG and a couple of days ago she did a call for pattern testers for her new pattern especially the boy version. Making a kind of rag doll was still on my wish list so this was a good encouragement to make one. At that moment I was working on my chino. The fabrics on the table inspired me to make a boy version based on the picture I saw on IG. I started making plans how I wanted the boy to look like. I made a sketch in my notebook and I started copying the pattern pieces. Wilding Dolly is made while I was sewing my chino as well. Both projects use the same yarn colours and therefor it was easy to do it at the same time.

Wilding Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy

Wilding Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy – the make

This rag doll pattern asks for a free sewing motion feet to make the eyes, cheeks and mouth. I don’t have a free motion feet on my machine so I made the eyes and cheeks from fabric, stabilised them with fusible interfacing and using a small zigzag to sew them on the face. The mouth is made with the three way stitch that comes with my sewing machine. The boy had a long sleeved shirt and therefore I gave him hands using the same fabric that was used for the face. His boots are made of black cotton velvet. The crown is made of some leftover yellow fabric. I decided to leave the crown open on the top so one can see the beautiful lining. The eyepatch is sewing on the crown between the top fabric and the lining. The red belt is made of a piece of lining silk.

Wilding Dolly becomes Pirate King Boy

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Silky Mamma Spider

Silky Mamma Spider – the pattern

Silky Mamma Spider is made of the new pattern from The Sweetbriar Sisters, the Spooky Spider. Jessica is a talented designer of wonderful toy patterns that makes great softies for kids. I had the pleasure of testing their newest pattern after testing Tully the Turtle. A spider this time and therefore a perfect sewing make for Halloween. The pattern comes in full-size and seam allowance are included. You’ve the wonderful option to make a Mamma Spider or a Baby Spider or perhaps make both. On every piece is written how many times to cut and out which fabric. Matching notches are drafted on the pattern pieces too. The instructions are well written and with clear pictures for the more visual sewer to help you from step one until you’ve finished the spider.

Silky Mamma Spider

Silky Mamma Spider – my version

Silky Mamma Spider is made of silk fabric. I decided to give her contrasting legs. I made my legs of black heavy lining fabric. The white of the eyes is made of white cotton fabric and sewn on the body with a small narrow zigzag stitch. I ironed some fusible interfacing on the back of the cotton to give it some firmness. I did the same also on the back of the front body but not only on the position of white eye but also on the place of the month. Instead of safety eyes I used a button with a concave shape and a little white pearl bead. Both are sewn on carefully and well attached so they won’t come loose when the spider is given to a child. The month is done with a decorative stitch from my sewing machine using a slight thicker yarn.

Silky Mamma Spider

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Jeanius Refashioners 2016 Airplane

Jeanius Refashioners 2016 Airplane – The idea

Jeanius Refashioners 2016 Airplane started when the back pockets of the second discarded jeans were lying on the table. I had some difficulty to threw them away and also what was left of the jeans trying to make the most out of her well beloved jeans. These pockets had a lovely topstitch design. I was wondering if I could use them in a project. A while ago I came across this airplane and I immediately imaged that both pockets would be wonderful to use for the wings. This airplane doesn’t take a lot of fabric to make it. I copied the pattern and start playing with the leftover parts of the jeans to make the airplane.

Jeanius Refashioners 2016 Airplane Jeanius Refashioners 2016 Airplane

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