How to Make a Miniature Backpack – Tutorial & Pattern

Here’s a quick tutorial to make your own miniature backpack. Because sometimes you need a tiny functional backpack to carry your tiny things. I made this to fit a Chickenpants, naturally, but of course it is also perfect for a Blythe. Some might say even more perfect. Here’s what you need: A small amount of pleather (or leather, or felt…) One tiny button A snap 8″ of ribbon Thread, needle, scissors (and a sewing machine if you’ve got one!) First, {Read More}

How to Make Improvisational Wonky Mosaic Quilt Blocks – Tutorial

Want to know a simple and super fun way to make unique quilt blocks? Read on… Oh my goodness, do I love wonky lines in quilting. Lines that move, lines with personality, and, dare I say it, lines that are not straight. Lines that line up with NOTHING. They’re going where they want to go, and you can’t stop them. When I started my Lunazuna quilt, I knew I wanted some lines like that in there. I’m kind of obsessed {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}

Tutorial: No-Sew Animal Badges or Hair Clips

This project is so obvious, I can’t believe I didn’t make this one first. Turn the Animal Badge patterns into actual badges. It is SO quick and easy. Best part: no sewing required! (There are a few places where stitching is optional- read on.) You can easily make these into pin back badges or hair clips, depending on what you fasten to the back. You will need : Animal Badges pattern 3.5″ square of cotton for badge 3.5″ square of {Read More}

Free Pattern: Animal Badges Mini Quilt

As promised, here’s a project to whip up using the Animal Badges pattern. It’s a small wall quilt, perfect for a little one’s room. Instead of having a gigantic blog post, here is a pattern in pdf format that you can download and peruse at your leisure. Click here to download the Animal Badges Mini Quilt Pattern Naturally, you will need the Animal Badges Pattern to get those cute animals on there. See how they (I) get ya? The finished {Read More}

How To Make a Memory Quilt With Family Photos (story & how-to-ish)

For my parents’ 35th anniversary, I wanted to something special. Various reasons such as being about 600 miles from them kept me from doing something in person. So when I saw a quilt at the Northwest Quilt Expo that heavily featured family photographs, I knew immediately that was what I wanted to do. I had two weeks before the actual anniversary day, so I got crackin’ immediately. First things first, I made a sketch. And then, using many sheets of {Read More}

Make your own rad rainbow hair clips – free downloadable tutorial!

I had so much fun making these clips, that I decided I must SPREAD THE JOY. So, here for your amusement is a downloadble pdf to show you how to make your own! Every little girl and insane grown up girl should have a pair. So get out your glue gun and get crackin! Click here to download NOTES: For the actual hair clips I made, I made some ribbon rosettes. I am no ribbon rosette expert, as those photos {Read More}

How to Make a Miniature Backpack for Blythe or Chickenpants – Tutorial & Pattern

Here’s a quick tutorial to make your own miniature backpack. Because sometimes you need a tiny functional backpack to carry your tiny things. I made this to fit a Chickenpants, naturally, but of course it is also perfect for a Blythe. Some might say even more perfect. Here’s what you need: A small amount of pleather (or leather, or felt…) One tiny button A snap 8″ of ribbon Thread, needle, scissors (and a sewing machine if you’ve got one!) First, {Read More}

Miniature Apron Tutorial – For Blythe, Chickenpants, Etc…

***While I get settled in after this ginormous move, I’m reposting some of my favorites from Chickenpants.com. So, uh, there.*** 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 what you’ll need: tiny piece {Read More}

Easy toy quilt tutorial

Okay, calling this thing a quilt is a stretch. Or possibly an insult to quilters everywhere. But! It does make a fantastic baby toy. I whipped this up in a hurry one day when I was in need of quiet baby toys. Olive’s got a thing for scrunching up textiles. (hooray!) My goal with this was to make something with a variety of textures for her to enjoy. Here’s what you need: 3 – 4.5″ x 12″ (11.4 cm x {Read More}