Monday, September 22, 2014

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Make It Monday! A Felt Football For Your Dolls

Karen here and it is Make It Monday again! Today I am sharing how to make an easy Felt Football for your dolls.
To make your own you will need:
-Dark Brown felt
-White Felt
-A Glue Gun
-Stuffing such as fiberfill or tissue
-Scissors
-Paper
-Pencil
 Step 1- Assemble all your supplies and draw shape on your paper that looks like mine above. Mine is 4 inches long through the center and 2.5 inches wide through the center. Cut it out this is your football pattern.
Step 2- Cut out for pieces of brown felt using your pattern piece.
Step 3- Plug in your glue gun and heat it up.
Step 4- Cut out 8 1 inch long very thin strips of felt to be your stitches and one 2.5 inch long thin piece of white to glue over the stitches.
Step 4- Run a line of glue down one edge of your felt shape and press another on top. Repeat on each of the felt until you have glued three pieces on.
Step 5- Attach the last piece along one side as you did in the previous steep, leaving one side open to stuff.
Step 6- Stuff your felt pocket and then add the last line of glue and seal your football.
Step 7- Trim the edges of your ball. Add more glue if you happen to open the seams as you go.
Step 8- Glue on the eight stitches and then Glue on the longer strip. Let dry.
Step 9- Give to your dolls to play! I used a flesh tone elastic to get the dolls to hold the felt ball.
* The Football figures were in my son's happy meal from McDonald's and are perfect for doll play!
I hope you enjoyed today's Make it Monday Post!

I look forward to sharing more doll play crafts and ideas with you soon.

by Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Make It Monday! Create The Perfect Cake For Your Dolls!

Today's Make it Monday Post is inspired by the little cat food tins that I have had in my recycle bin as one of our cats needed surgery and we had to hide her medicine in the wet cat food. She is on the mend and I found that the little tins were the perfect size for a Dolly Cake!
To make your own you will need:

-A small washed cat food tin
-Duck Tape in Pink, Purple and Green (Or any color you prefer)
-Rick Rack Trim (I got mine at Michael's)
-A Glue Gun with glue stick
-Scissors
-Beads with letters on them
Step 1- Assemble all of your supplies. Cover the bottom of the can, which will now be the top of your cake, with duck tape. Cover the sides as well.

Step 2- Plug in and heat up your glue gun. Un roll your rick rack and glue into place along the top and bottom edge of your your "cake"
Step 3- Create roses for your cake with an additional color of tape. Fold tape over on to it's self and cut strips of tape that you roll and glue as you go. Make a few different sizes and glue into place on your cake.
Step 4- Use some green tape to cut out leaves and glue them into place as shown in the photo above.
Step 5- Glue letter beads to spell Love or your dolls name into place and your dolly cake is ready to serve!
I hope you enjoyed today's Make It Monday post and I look forward to sharing more fun dolly play craft ideas soon! ~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Swiss Days Craft Show

Thanks for all those who came and shopped with us at Swiss Days,
 it was another fun year and we enjoyed talking with all of our customers.








Monday, August 25, 2014

Make Your Doll A Homework Folder

It is Make It Monday and Today I am sharing a Back To School craft I hope you will love! Today I am sharing how to make a Homework Folder using items you may already have on hand.
To make your own you will need:
- Cardboard (Cereal Box or Cracker Box Cardboard work great)
- Duck Tape Brand Duck Tape
- 2 Small Bull Dog Clips
- Glue Gun
- Scrap Paper
-Ruler
-Pencil (doll pencil made from a tooth pick)
Step 1- Assemble all your supplies and plug in your glue gun
Step 2- Measure and cut a piece of cardboard 2 1/2 inches by 5 inches wide
Step 3- Fold your cardboard into the shape of a book, fold in at 2 inches from each end to make your cardboard look like mine.
Step 4- Cover your cardboard both sides with your choice of Duck Tape
Step 5- Tear a strip of Duck Tape 5 inches long from your roll. Fold in the long edge almost to the opposite edge as shown above  this will make the folder pocket for your homework folder. Tape it into place along the sides and press the bottom into place. Trim if you need too.
Step 6- Use your glue gun to glue the small clips into place.
Step 7- Cut scrap paper to fill your clips with mine are cut 1 inch by 2 inches high. Write some Homework questions on your paper and place a doll sized pencil into your folder. Give to your doll for back to school play!
I hope you enjoyed today's Make It Monday Craft! I look forward to sharing more doll play crafts with you soon.~ by Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three


Monday, August 11, 2014

Make It Monday! Magnetic Cat Toy For The New American Girl Cat!

I am really excited to share today's Make It Monday craft. Last week my husband picked up the new American Girl cat from the Vancouver American Girl Store for my Niece. My sister said that I could play with the cat and review her first before sending her to my niece in Montreal so I set off to make her cat some cat toys to include when my dad goes to visit them next week. This cat toy is easy to make and the magnetic cat can hold the mouse in it's mouth!

To make your own you will need:
-Kunin felt in grey and pink
-A hot glue gun
-A metal paper clip or Canadian Coin ( I tried the US pennies but they did not attach to the cats magnetic mouth)
-A Marker
-Scissors
-A Ruler

Step 1- Assemble all your supplies. Plug in your hot glue gun.
Step 2- cut out three tear shape pieces of grey felt as shown in the photo above. They only need to be as long as your paper clip.
Step 3- Use your glue gun to glue the paper clip or coin into place.
Step 4- Run a line of glue along the outside edge of the tear drop shape and add another tear drop shape felt piece, pressing gently as you go along the glue edge.
Step 5- Repeat on the other edge and add your other piece of felt.
Step 6- Add a line of glue between the open edges of your felt sides you just attached and pinch them closed. leave open the ends for the nose and tail.
 Step 7- Cut a small pink triangle for the mouse nose from your felt, add a dab of glue and gently press it into place.
Step 8- Cut two smaller tear shaped pieces of grey felt for the mouse ears, add glue to each side and press them into place as shown in the photos above.
Step 9- Cut a small think strip of felt for the tail, I used grey but you can use more pink if you like.
Step 10- Use a marker to make an eye on either side of your mouse.

Now your mouse is ready for your dolls cat to play with!
Even if you do not have a magnetic cat you can still make these little mice to use with your stuffed animal cats. Just leave out the paper clip!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Make It Monday! Duck Tape Tea Cup And Saucer For Your Dolls

It is Make It Monday! Today I am sharing with you my Duck Tape Tea Cup and Saucer I made for Ivy. On Friday I hosted a Dolly and Me Tea Party on my front lawn and today's craft is inspired by the fun we had.
For those of you who may not have your own dolly tea set you can easily make your own using today's tutorial.
To make your own Duck Tape Tea Cup and Saucer set you will need:
-Duck Tape Brand Duck Tape in your favorite pattern
-A Pencil
-A piece of cardstock or cereal box cardboard
-A Small plastic cup (sold at the dollar stores as shot glasses or if you can find the communion cups they are better as they are smaller)
-A pair of scissors

Step 1- Assemble all your supplies
Step 2- Place your roll of Duck tape on your card stock, use a pencil to trace the inside circle of your Duck Tape Roll.
Step 3- Cut out your circle
Step 4- Fold your circle in half and then in half again as shown in the photos above, then unfold it.
Step 5- Use your scissors to cut almost to the center of your circle and repeat on each of the 4 lines you made.
Step 6- Slightly fold over the edges you cut and tape them to each other as shown in the photos above, this will make your paper not be flat and have a saucer shape.
Step 7- Cover your saucer with Duck Tape and trim and tuck as you go. You can cover the white part on the underside with more tape.
Step 8- Place your cup in the middle of the saucer you just made and press down making an indent.
Step 9- Remover the cup and start making the cup handle remove two inches of tape from your roll and fold it into it's self creating a snake like piece. Bend it into a handle shape and use a thin strip of duck tape to hold the handle to the cup. For the "fancy" bend at the bottom of the handle make a small loop of Duck Tape and press it in between the handle and the cup.
I hope you enjoyed today's Make it Monday craft! I look forward to sharing more ideas with you again soon!~ By Karen Mom of Three aka Karen Owen