Category Archives: toys

Vintage Finds: Butterfly Needlework Kits

Lately our local thrift store has had a nice variety of vintage needlework kits.   During our last gaming session I started a pair of surface embroidery butterflies vintage 1983.  At yesterday’s session the second was finished and I started … Continue reading

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Snow Day Special: Birthdays Preview

First of the handmade birthday gifts for this month.  Now having finished these seals, I’ll add a few more notes on making them.  The baby seal was much much fussier to sew than the adult.  Be sure to check your … Continue reading

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Fluff Everywhere

Working on Betz White Slippy and Slide Seals for my littles is a bit messy.  The patterns are simple and come together easily.  It is clear that the designer glued on the eyes and nose because they are done very … Continue reading

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Parts of Things

Bear with me.  This rambles a little, but I’ve no finished projects to share just many parts. The only day I didn’t have a little person with me this week was the day I was in the hospital for some … Continue reading

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Stitched Kitty

While O loves to jump and run and bounce off the walls, A likes to play quietly often tucking in all of the plushies and any dolls she can find or taking them for walks in her stroller.  A also … Continue reading

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Ersatz Dress with Eggs and a Bunny

Upon seeing Dottie and Lavender , O asked me to make him an Easter dress-a dress with eggs and a bunny.  Sew on demand…ugh! I believe by dress he means special and Mommy made.  For now he gets a quick … Continue reading

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Evolving Shadow Cape

Shadow Cloak after today’s session, waiting to be ironed. Do your kids sew?  When did they start?  At almost 5, it is nigh impossible for O to sit still, but he recently managed to hand sew 6 valentine hearts.  It took … Continue reading

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