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Monday, October 31, 2016

Dress Up Doll Blanket

Quote of the Day:

Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.

Author: Doug Larson

Dress Up Doll Blanket

I started with 2 yards of pre-quilted material. I finished the edges with quillting bias tape, double fold. I used poster board to draw my doll template. I cut out the doll shape from felt. 

The doll was permanently attached to the blanket. So was the hair and eyes. The mouth is just black yarn and I used a darning needle to sew the mouth. 

Then I started to make it's clothes. The night gown is made from left over material that I have. I attached felt to the back so that it would stick to the doll. I did this with all the outfits I made.

I considered Velcro, but when I tried it, it pulled on the felt. I was afraid that it would end up pulling the felt apart with too much use. Knowing my granddaughter, that's a strong possibility. I hope she likes this Christmas present. What is not shown here are the bows and shoes I made to match each outfit. The pattern from Pinterest made the shoes permanent. My daughter says that Lily loves shoes. So I made her's interchangeable.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Personalized Nursing Pillow Cover

Quote of the day:

Elephants and grandchildren never forget.

  Author: Andy 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Campsite Decoration

Quote of the Day:

Do you know why children are so full of energy? Because they suck it out of their grandparents

 Author: Gene Perret

Campsite Decoration
When we were camping, we noticed that people that do this on a regular basis would put out little signs saying who they were. So I wanted to do the same thing. 
This summer my husband built a deck with railing to go around our pool. We had a lot of the railing boards left that he cut off. I wanted to do something with them. 

I started with the left over railing and glued them together. My husband secured them with these clamps. I used E6000 glue. I swear by this stuff. You glue what you need and let it sit for 24 hours. 

Once the glue was dry, I had him saw down the edges and sand them to make them smooth. In this picture I just laid out what I would be using to decide what I wanted to do with it. 

I ended up spraying it lightly with in this case yellow spray paint and then smoothed it around on the board. I bought the letter D from Michael's craft store. It is also made of wood and came with the blue color. I did paint the number and they represent the year we got married. I thought it looked a little plain, so I added some greenery that I had left over from another project.

It is our intention to put it out when we go camping to identify our camping site. I can't wait to use it.
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