Miniature Apron Tutorial

**Here is a post saved from DESTRUCTION (or if not destruction, getting-lost-ness) in the Great Internet Reshuffle of ’15. Too cute to be forgotten. Enjoy!** I have an upcoming photo story involving a baker, and I needed an apron. Perhaps you need a tiny apron for the Chickenpants in your life. Or Blythe, or Lando Calrissian 12″ figure. It turns out this one apron can fit them ALL! (So, like pretty much everything Chickenpants, it’s kind of 1:6 scale.) Here’s {Read More}

5 Useful-ish Toy and Accessory Patterns for Blythe (that also work for Chickenpants and other dolls!)

I’ve been poking around the interwebs, and I found some very cute things to make for the 1:6-ish scale creatures in your life. 1. How to make a stove out of recycled materials…that opens! Very cool. 2. The same lady (My Froggy Stuff) has a BUNCH of amazing tutorials, such as this laundry room. 3. Puchi Collective has tons of cute free patterns, but the Pet Lamb pattern really takes the cake. 4. Need tiny vintage photographs to print out? {Read More}

Playing with button mosaics

I love the idea of mosaics made from buttons and beads. Of using everyday materials to create something that could be both art and kitschy hilarity. It started slowly: an art project for Miss Olive. We glommed glue onto a wood piece, and then pressed in rhinestones one by one. Fun! Messy! Bonus, it kind of looks like cake! It looked like so much fun that I wanted to try it: quick and loose and not trying very hard. This {Read More}

Work in Progress Wednesday

This is going to sound so obvious, but you know what? Textile art takes time. Lots and lots of time. I’m sewing and cutting away every day, but that doesn’t mean there’s a finished something to show you very often. I’m sitting in my studio right now… See, I am. It’s so early, you guys. Just from glancing around, I can see works in progress almost beyond number. Okay, maybe the number is like…100-ish. I thought if would be fun {Read More}

Make your very own Finn hat for a Chickenpants Baby! Free Downloadable Pattern.

One of the best things about Chickenpants is making accessories for them. Since I recently released the Chickenpants Babies pattern, I thought it would be fun to give you a free accessory pattern just for the CP Babies- the Finn hat. Finn hats are very easy to make, and they require only a few things that you probably already have around the house. What time is it? Tiny hat making time! Here’s what you’ll need: -about 5″x2″ of white felt {Read More}

The raddest thing I’ve ever made

Recently, I made this: Which you clip into your hair like this: (Forgive these pics. Any one else got a toddler who refuses to wear clothes and stay still?) Because of this: When my cousin and I were two and a half years and a year and a half, respectively, our mothers dressed us up in matching outfits for the above photo, which is one of my favorites of ALL TIME. It was the 80’s, which explains a lot. The {Read More}

4 Dollhouse/ Miniature Quilts to Swoon Over

I’ve been dreaming of a tiny, soft, colorful Blythe/Chickenpants sized quilt. Here’s a few of the tutorials I’ve stumbled over so far: This brilliant tutorial by This Little Dollhouse has the brilliant idea to use a tiny craft hole punch to make cuts: Sadly not a tutorial, but this tiny quilt uses 431 3/8″ hexagons. Completely amazing. I would love to make something like this someday. For something a bit different, this raw edge applique tutorial by Aneela Hoey is {Read More}

Crafty Book Review – Microcrafts – Tiny Treasures to Make and Share

The good people of Quirk Books contacted me, asking if I would like to review Microcrafts, one of their latest crafty books. A book devoted to making itty bitty crafts? Oh yes, I would. Microcrafts – Tiny Treasures to Make and Share features 25 projects by 17 different authors. (For ease of looking it up, it is compiled by Margaret McGuire, Alicia Kachmar, and Katie Hatz.) In other words, there is a wide variety to the projects. Everything from tiny {Read More}

Crafty Book Review – Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule

Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures I recently* picked up a copy of Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule of SouleMama fame. This book is a total delight! I loved that this book focused on reusing fabric. There were several projects that called for used clothing, which is a really neat way to preserve memories, I think. (I know I’ll be saving and crafting with some of my baby’s finest.) This book really opened {Read More}

A quick peek inside the crafty life of…me, actually.

I’ve been working like a plush making machine over here, readying all new creatures for Craftland. (Hence the lack of new Chickenpants lately.) Here’s a peek: I shot the video with my new phone, so the formatting is a little weird. Anyway, there it is. Hopefully the next one will be bigger. (Er, if I even should do a next one. We’ll see!)