Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The fishing page is one of my favorites! I used magnets inside the water and in the fish as well to create the fishing idea. The pole has another magnet attaches, without any felt covering it, it has a stronger pull to lift the fish off the water (magnet). The weak point of this page is figuring out how to attach the magnet to the pole. I tried drilling a hole and it broke....so hot glue won. I may look for a magnet with a hole in it when I get to a larger craft store.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Balloons! This page is to facilitate learning how to button, and matching colors. I found really great buttons for the centers, so I was pleased. I have seen this page before with flowers, but because I'm making for a bunch of boys, I used balloons.
The glove page is great, and so easy to make. I've seen both ball gloves and mittens used for this page. I've made some of both. Mittens for the girls and gloves for the boys. Jack loves trying to put his little hand inside.
Getting dressed: This one was so fun to make because of all the clothes. I like that I can make more in the future as well. One good idea (that I saw after I finished) is to make the doll unisex, then have hair at attachments. That way you can make boy and girl clothes. Mine are the sex of the child it's for, but I suppose it could be altered later. The closet side has a zipper on it, which is a surprisingly hard skill to master. Jack wants to pull straight up, which doesn't really work... Will be good for practice.
Here is the boy version:
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Card Stock and pre-made cards and envelops
Stickers and transfers that I got on sale at Hobby Lobby ( I love when they are 1/2 off)
Paper stacks from Die Cuts with a View
Beads, eyelets, and other items to make them 3-D