Monday, August 31, 2015

Make It Monday! Make A No Sew Monogrammed Felt Shrug For Your Dolls!

Karen here with my No Sew Felt Monogrammed Shrug for your dolls! This is easy to do with a bit of felt and a low temp glue gun you can make these fun accessories for your dolls and they make a great party craft!

To make you own you will need:
-A low temp glue gun with glue stick
-Felt and Scrap for Monogram
-Scissors
-Pencil
-Paper
-Your Doll

Step one lay your doll on a piece of paper and make a rough out line of a pattern. You will need to make the pattern much larger then the outline you create but it is a great guide. Give your self lots of space in the pattern so that when you put the shrug on your doll it will fit around her sides!

My pattern is 9 inches across the top, 7 1/2 inches at the bottom and the sleeves are 3 inches from the top to the bend in the arm.
Step 2- Place the pattern on your felt and trace it with a pencil. Plug in your glue gun to warm it up.

Step 3- Cut out your shrug from the felt and pencil markings you have made. Cut up the center of the front of the felt and then try the shrug on.

Step 4- Remove the felt shrug from your doll and re line up the edges. Along the under arm curves place a thin line of glue and press the piece together. Repeat on the other side to create your shrug.

Step 5- Cut out a Letter (the first name of your dolls name, I used Samantha so I cut out an S) and add glue to the back and press it into place on the outside of your dolls shrug, on the left hand side jus above where her "heart" would be.

Once it is dry you can put it on your doll!
I hope you liked today's craft and I look forward to sharing more craft ideas on our next Make It Monday!
~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Friday, August 21, 2015

Our Newest PDF Sewing Pattern is Here !

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Make It Monday! Add Gem Crystals To Your Dolls Outfits To Create Fun New Looks!

Karen here and I just picked up a really fun tool and kit to add gem crystals to my dolls clothing! This heat seat tool and gem crystals are a fun way to decorate your dolls clothing and give them a new look!

To create an outfit like the one I made for Ruthie pictured above you will need:
-A Rhinestone Setter hot fix applicator or Tulip Glam It Up Cordless heat set tool
-Glam It Up Iron On Crystals
-A Doll Outfit I used a Springfield Doll Tank Top and Pair of shorts.
-Recycled Cardboard

Step 1- If you are using a Rhinestone Setter with a cord, choose the right tip, screw it into place and then plug it in and turn it on to heat up.
Step 2- Lay out your doll outfit you wish to add the gems too, place a piece of cardboard between the fabric.


Step 3- Place your crystals where you would like them to be, I used a rainbow of colors around the collar of the neck line on the tank top, along the bottom of each short hem and to define where I think pockets should be on this pair of shorts.


Step 4- Use the heat setter and cover the gem crystal with the setter. Count to the recommended seconds for each gem stone and then carefully pull the setter back and work on the remaining gem stones.

Step 5- Once they are all attached to the outfit and set you can place the outfit on your doll!

I hope you have fun adding gem crystals to your dolls outfits, hair accessories, shoes and so much more!
I look forward to sharing more doll craft ideas with you again soon!~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Monday, August 3, 2015

Make It Monday! Let's Make Simple Pet Ear Accessories!

Karen here and today I want to show you a really easy way you can make pet accessories for your dolls pets.
To make you own you will need:
-Small Stretch Fabric Hair Loops
-Scrapbook Embellishments such as hearts bows or buttons
-A low temp glue gun or glue dots

Step 1- Plug in your low temp glue.
Step 2- Add a dab of glue on the heart and open the hair elastic and press one side into the heart.
Step 3- Let it dry and repeat on the other elastics, Then slip on the elastics over your dolls pet's ears and enjoy!
I look forward to sharing more crafts with you again soon. ~ by Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Monday, July 20, 2015

Make It Monday! Make A Puppy Bed!

Karen here and for this weeks Make It Monday feature I made a puppy bed for my Our Generation Puppy. This is a really easy and fun craft you can make for your own dolls puppy or kitty!
To make your own you will need:
-1 empty pop tart box
-duct tape
-a ruler
-scissors
-a pencil
-a piece of felt
-a coffee mug
Step 1- Use a ruler  and your pencil to measure 2 1/2 inches up from the bottom and draw a line all the way around the box bottom.
Step 2- Cut along the line you created and remove the top of the box.
Step 3- On one side of the box place a coffee mug and then use your pencil to trace around the mug
Step 4- Cut out the shape you traced and your box will look like mine.

Step 5- Cover your box with duck tape. "U" shape you created and then line the inside of the box with more duck tape.

Step 6- trace your box onto a piece of felt and cut it out for the bottom of your pet bed. Place it inside your box and your pet bed is ready to play with!

I hope you enjoyed today's Make It Monday Post and I look forward to sharing more crafts with you soon!
~ by Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Monday, July 6, 2015

Make It Monday! Let's Make Foam Teacups & Saucers

Karen here and recently I saw a lovely photo on Facebook of a garland of teacups made from Styrofoam balls as decoration for a tea baby shower. I thought it would be fun to try to make them but as usable doll play teacups! So using fun foam I had on hand and two Styrofoam balls I made a set of 4. These would make lovely party crafts and take home gifts.

To make your own you will need:
-Fun Foam
-2 small Styrofoam balls
-A knife and a grown up to cut the balls in half
-8 short straight pins for sewing
-Scissors
-Pencil
-Small lid to trace a saucer circle on

Step 1- have a grown up cut your foam ball in half along the center seam on your Stryofoam ball. This works best with a knife with teeth like a saw! Have them cut both balls in half.
Step 2- Cut a 1/4 inch strip from the fun foam by 8 inches. Then cut that piece into 4 equal parts.
Use two push pins to secure the teacup handle on the side of your foam ball, repeat on each ball.
Step 3- Trace a circle twice the size of the foam cup. I used a small lid of a jam jar. Cut out 4 to be the saucers of your tea cups.

Now your tea cups are ready for play!
I hope you have fun making teacups for your dolls!
I look forward to sharing more doll play crafts with you again soon!
~Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three 

Friday, July 3, 2015

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