Hello Kitty commission. I simply folded the piece in 3rds, did a blanket stitch along the sides, pinked the top edge and added a snap. (Which I then covered up with a decorative charm-thing.
The Sweater is made from a toddler's leg warmer I found at the dollar spot at Target. The piece didn't exactly turn out like I had planned, but thankfully it turned out better! =D
Last but certainly not least are Lena's new shoes! I found a tutorial online for making duct tape Toms for the American Girl sized dolls. I simply resized the technique and used some wide satin ribbon that I added adhesive to the back to create fabric 'tape'. I still need to refine the technique, but I think they turned out really cute! I think I'll call them Dee's!
Journey Girls Ski Lodge set from Toys R Us ever since I saw it. From the 'compaints' I saw about it being too small for AG dolls, I realized that it really would be the perfect size for the 1:4 scale girls. And at just $40 it really is a good deal. I was all set to have my husband pick it up for me last week, but our TRU was out of it. So I decided to get my craftiness going and just make my own! (and since I'm saving to buy my resin Ellowyne Wilde next month, that is probably a GOOD thing! LOL)
I found this box among the stuff waiting to go out to the recycle bin, and after a little online research, decided that it was the perfect size for a rustic fireplace. I had to finish up a couple of commissions before I could get started on it, but Thursday I was finally ready to get going. The first thing I did was decide how large I wanted the opening for the actual fireplace to be. Once I did that I cut an X through that area and folded back the top and side pieces. The bottom I completely removed. I then used another large box I bad to cut out a long strip of cardboard that would fit inside that area and glued that in place.
blog, I knew they were perfect for making stone effects.
I did a little research online to get some inspiration for Fieldstone Fireplaces and came up with a design I was happy with. I have spent the last 2 days (off and on) cutting and gluing on these fake stones. My husband oh so helpfully pointed out that the wording kind of spoils the looks. *rolling my eyes, even though I knew he was kidding* I'm totally finished with the front and one of the sides and once I finish this post I'll go back and finish the final side. Tomorrow I will start painting and detailing the egg cartons to hopefully make them look like stone. God willing I won't screw up the paint job! I plan to make a cherry wood mantle and a faux slate hearth. I think I will paint the inside black and cut some 'logs' from from small branches from the backyard. I hope to have the girls fireplace finished by Monday or Tuesday, so that I can get started on their furniture! A fireplace isn't much good unless you have someplace to cozy up and enjoy it! :-)