Saturday, July 25, 2009

Squidly has arrived!

Introducing Squidly the ... well ... squid!

This is my 2nd ever Bit of Whimsy Doll. His name was supposed to be Spacey, but after he was done, Jared decided the name was no longer fitting. So i nicknamed him in the meantime and it apparently stuck!

Jared picked out all his fabrics except the lightest fabric with the stars that I added so Squidly would be quite so dark all over. As you can tell he loves to hug Squidly, and he does it so hard you kind of wait for his bamboo fiber inners to pop out! Jared also requested that Squidly have no mouth, two eyes but no mouth! So I moved the eyes up a little to look a little more normal on his face. Poor food for you...

I love how detailed the patterns are . Also I am a pretty impatient person, so pdf downloads are my new favourite thing! No waiting to start something until the mailman comes to my house 3, 4, 5 days later. Just download and get sewing... provided the kids are fed, happy and being occupied by Granny of course! ;)

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Dyeing Playsilks!

I've been playing around with the few playsilks I bought a little while ago, dyeing them with koolaid. It's been quite fun!

I am no pro at this, but the great thing is I don't have to dedicate a huge chunk of time to it. I can just have one soaking in the vinegar/water solution, take it out, splash on some dye in my good ol' pyrex dish, throw it in the microwave etc. I'm following the directions found on The Artful Parent blog (she does the most amazing crafts with her kids, I'm in awe!) to make some pretty good dye effects for a novice!

I'm going to keep playing for a little bit and then I'll post all the results! My 6.5 year old son is using the pink and purple tie-dye one for a pretend picnic tablecloth and the long reddish-pink one as a ninja turtle head sash as I type. So cute! And now he's requesting felt food like "the 3 year old girl", aka M (my friend's little girl), got for her birthday recently. Mmmmm.... Might have to buy those....I think I'm out of time for new crafts. ;)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Meet Sally Squid - My first Bit of Whimsy Doll

I finished my first Bit of Whimsy doll yesterday! Sally Squid!

Mia (6mths) loves it and I got a request from Jared (6.5yrs) for one made from fabric he saw in my stash with planets on it. :)

I made myself a promise that I would complete at least one project before I took last minute advantage of her pattern sale. Yay! Off to decide on a couple patterns to get!

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