Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dolls: Sewing an Apron and a Chef's Hat for My Little Baker (Pattern) by TLCjas

Last night, I did a little sewing project for my new found collection. I made an apron, mittens and a chef's hat for my little baker using felt fabric, strip of ribbon and threads. Everything is hand-stitched including the patch and the acronym.

The Water Mill Bakery I have does not include a baker figure. I have assigned Father Cedric of Walnut Squirrel Family to be my little baker.
He's now making lots of baked goodies...
...and everyone in the village is very happy to have the little baker! :)

I'm sharing this simple pattern to those interested in making something for their dolls or collection. Please take note to adjust measurement and allowance, accordingly.  Also, this pattern is for personal enjoyment only and not to be distributed or posted on any other site.  However,  you can make with it and sell it and if you wish to share this pattern, I would be delighted and grateful if you simply link back to this post.  Thank you and happy crafting.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dolls: Sylvanian Toymaker's Shop from Recycled Materials

Uncle Edward Mulberry is a toymaker of Sylvanian Village. He is a nice addition to my SF toy shop. I made a small shop for him using recycled materials - fruit crate, excess plastic dividers for drawers, chipboards and image from SF packaging.

I placed it just beside the toy shop.

I added a small receiving area for his customers.

The chandelier is made out of beads and button.

I did a little hand stitching to assemble the ribbons and beads to make a window valance. The window frame is a chipboard cut to size and painted with acrylic paint and the view is from the packaging of the SF dolls.

A closer look to Uncle Edward Mulberry at work.

Recycling is a good thing and creating things with our hands is really great! Have a great weekend and a Happy Halloween to everyone!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dolls: Small Park for My Sylvanian Families

I'm creating a small village to display my Sylvanian Families collection. I made a small park in-between the house and the bakery.

I used materials I have at home - flower vase, plastic plants, papers and scraps and accessorized the park with items I have from the collection playsets.

The Village Sweet Shop is a cart filled with goodies.

I got the bike sets and the figure in yellow dress (it's actually a keychain, I just removed the chain part) from Sylvanian Families Passport Promo at selected SM Toy Kingdom branches wherein collectors are able to claim items not commercially available in our country by collecting stamps with a required minimum purchase. The promo started last September 2011 and will end this coming November.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dolls: Prairie Poise Blythe a.k.a "Emily" and Romantic Western Petite Blythe a.k.a. "Emma-Jane"

A birthday gift from my husband...

Here she is waiting to be out from her box.

Emily (Prairie Posie Blythe doll) and Emma-Jane (Romantic Western Petite Blythe)

I rescued Emma-Jane (Romantic Western Petite Blythe) from a flea market during our trip in Baguio, Philippines.  She still have what's left of her stock (missing hat and belt accessories).  Petite Blythe dolls close their eyes when you place them on a lying position.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Dolls: My Sylvanian Families

Hi Everyone, I’m happy to share my first collection of Sylvanian Families. It all started when I was looking for a miniature refrigerator to fit in my shoebox dollhouse I ended up starting another collection. I find these miniature dolls really cute and adorable. They come in family sets of animals making them really sweet and special. The miniature homes and furniture are beautiful and realistic reminding me of the cozy country homes I really love so much.

My husband is very supportive and let me have my very first home. It’s a Sycamore Cottage Starter House Set which comes with a Chocolate Rabbit Sister figure, a bed, mini kitchen set and a dining set. Eventually, I added the rest of the figures and pieces from the collection. I also decorated the walls and windows of the first level with scraps from my crafting materials

Next is the Watermill Bakery. It comes with so many detailed pieces like the oven, pastries, bottle of sweet jams, trays and bakery shop needs. The dough mixer is attached to the wheel of the watermill, it turns while manually spinning the wheel. This is my favourite shop.

Now, I recently got the Flower Shop and the Sylvanian Toy Shop. I was delighted by the mini dollhouses and accessories of the toy shop set.

Visit these sites to learn more about Sylvanian Families (Calico Critters in the US and Canada):
More photos of my collection on my facebook page.
Thanks for reading, I wonder what comes next...