Fabric Doll House. Green Gables

Well guys, one little girl has already got her gift for Christmas, so I can show it here.

I wanted to create something special for the little lady, especially because she has a wonderful romantic mom who loves great classics. Not long thinking, I created a tiny rag doll with red hair and sewed for her a house. I named the doll Anne Shirley.

“But if you call me Anne, please call me Anne with an ‘e’.” (c)

And, as you may have guessed, her house is a symbolic version of Green Gables from the novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery.

“She opened her eyes and looked about her. They were on the crest of a hill. The sun had set some time since, but the landscape was still clear in the mellow afterlight. To the west a dark church spire rose up against a marigold sky. Below was a little valley and beyond a long, gently-rising slope with snug farmsteads scattered along it. From one to another the child’s eyes darted, eager and wistful. At last they lingered on one away to the left, far back from the road, dimly white with blossoming trees in the twilight of the surrounding woods. Over it, in the stainless southwest sky, a great crystal-white star was shining like a lamp of guidance and promise.” (c)

Let’s look inside.

Anne has a nice little bed…

and wardrobe with some cute clothes.

She has a bright skirt and beautiful dress. Sorry, Anne, it is although without puffed sleeves.

“Puffed sleeves are so fashionable now. It would give me such a thrill just to wear a dress with puffed sleeves…” (c)

She can take a bath with a yellow rubber duck…

wear a cute robe after bathing…

and look into the mirror.

She can also make some tea in a small cozy kitchen.

And it is so good to sitting at the table looking at the favorite geranium!

“Oh, I like things to have handles even if they are only geraniums. It makes them seem more like people. How do you know but that it hurts a geranium’s feelings just to be called a geranium and nothing else? You wouldn’t like to be called nothing but a woman all the time. Yes, I shall call it Bonny…” (c)

Here are some more pictures of this portable fabric doll house. It is a good toy for home or in travel.

I think this is also a nice acquaintance with ‘Anne Shirley of Green Gables’ by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?” (c)

Happy New Year!

Felt Christmas Ornaments with Cinnamon

dsc_0098December is the best time for Christmas music, tea with cinnamon and warm felt ornaments. Why not use cinnamon for them? 🙂

These tiny sweet ornaments will be a great addition to your Christmas tree decoration or a wonderful gift for your friends.dsc_0076dsc_0079

To make them you’ll need:

  • Red, white and green sheets of felt

  • Pencil

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Cute buttons and beads

  • Cinnamon sticks

  • Tiny ribbons for hanging

Use these patterns to make your Christmas ornaments134135

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the felt. Cut the details out of fabric.dsc_0061dsc_0066

Sew small details on the base: roof, windows and buttons – on the house and the tiny decorations – on the Christmas treedsc_0065dsc_0067

Sew base peaces together with a tiny stitches and don’t forget about cinnamon sticks and ribbons for hanging.dsc_0074dsc_0108

So beautiful. So delightful. And a little bit spicy…dsc_0100

Fabric Pumpkins with Cinnamon Stems

It is still time for a beautiful pumpkins. Today I’ll show you cute sewn pumpkins that would be a perfect addition to any seasonal display.

For fabric pumpkins you’ll need:

  • Assorted fabrics

  • Batting

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Cinnamon sticks

  • Ribbons, lace, cute pendants

You need to do:

Cut out a fabric rectangle at least twice as long as it is wide. Fold in half across the length and sew short ends together

Sew a running stitch around one end of fabric and pull together and knot tightly. Turn right side outStuff with batting. With doubled thread and running stitches, sew around open end; pull thread and stitch to secureUse cinnamon sticks for stemsEmbellish further with lace, ribbons and cute pendants

Enjoy your beautiful and even more pumpkin Fall!

Cute Patchwork Templates

DSC_0310Few years ago I made this colorful quilt. One side with squares, the other one with triangles. Recently I decided to decorate some squares with cute patchwork pictures.DSC_0320DSC_0305DSC_0318DSC_0279DSC_0319DSC_0314DSC_0317DSC_0313DSC_0316

Rabbit, squirrel and dog, teddy bear and yellow duck, sailboat, rain cloud and umbrella, moon, crown and clover leaf, fish, bird and snail, sea horse and rocking horse, Sanbonnet Sue and Sam, flowers in the pot, apple and even cupcake. All these things are cute and perfect for quilt decoration or single patchwork pictures, even for kids cut-outs.

I’ll show you some templates and you can use them in your own projects.2019181615141312111098765432117

And here are some more pictures of my colorful and cheerful quilt.DSC_0315DSC_0312DSC_0311DSC_0308DSC_0307

Half Moon Kitty

DSC_0088One more Tilda toy for your collection! This lovely Half Moon Kitty is my favorite handiwork for gift giving. I even enjoy the process of making it and wish you the same. 🙂

To sewing Half Moon Kitty you need:

  • Fabric

  • Filling

  • Threads

  • Needle

  • Scissors

  • Lace

  • Ribbon

  • 3 buttons

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabric. Do it with a small allowance for seams. Cut all the details out

Moon Cat Pattern

Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution

Neatly sew correct details together, leaving holes. In these holes you’ll put fillingMoon Cat Pattern1

After you’ve filled all body parts, sew up the holes. Try to do it with a hidden seam as shown:

Now attach paws and tail to the body. Sew them with cute small buttonsMoon Cat Pattern 2

Choose color for eyes and nose and arrange kitty’s face with the threads. Then you can decorate your kitty with lace and ribbon.

For the small fragrant pillow I used some cute fabric patches and dried lavender. Just sew the pillow to the paw and your Half Moon Kitty is ready to be a perfect gift!DSC_0084DSC_0082

Cute Snail

DSC_0043Meet the cutest snail from Tilda collection! It makes me smile every time I see it and it’s perfect gift for your friends or their kids.DSC_0053

For sewing Cute Snail you’ll need:

  • Fabrics. Neutral color for the body and a brighter for the shell, also you can make a few small colored pillows like I always do.

  • Material for filling

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Needle

  • Colored threads

  • Button to sew it on top of the pillows (optional)

1431450989_vykroyka-tildy-ulitkiYou need to do:

Bring the pattern on the fabric. Cut out and sew parts. Don’t forget to leave holes for filling03-tilda-ulitka copy

Then attach the shell to the body03-tilda-ulitka

Then you can sew on the shell few small colored pillowsDSC_0002DSC_0003-001

And now your Cute Snail is ready for adventures!DSC_0074

Sleepy Angel

DSC_0036This kind of handmade dolls is called Tilda or rather the Sleepy Angel. The Tilda name is actually a registered trademark. Tone Finnegar first came out with Tilda doll in Norway. Tone makes doll accessories, doll kits, fabrics, yarns, fabric and crafts for the home and has several books about Tilda style stuff. You can find more information on Tone’s website.

But now about our Sleepy AngelDSC_0040DSC_0031

You need to have:

  • Fabrics for doll and her clothes

  • Pencil

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Material for filling

  • 2 buttons for the pajamas

  • 1 button and 1 bead for the nightcap

tilda-spyashiy-angel-vykroyka-11-pngtilda-spyashiy-angel-vykroyka-2-png152-600x1052151-600x815You need to do:

Cut the details out. Neatly sew the right parts of doll together, leaving holes. In these holes you’ll put the filling. Then sew the holes up. Try to do it with a hidden seam as shown:

After that attach the arms and legs to your doll. Sew them tighttilda-splyushka-1

Use threads to make hair and eyes for the dollc2014-04-13t23-23-06_jcwu4

DSC_0006Then move on to sew pajamas, nightcap and pillowDSC_0003

This is how I decorated the tip of doll’s nightcapc2014-04-13t23-40-43_5ms7d

Before to dress your doll, don’t forget to attach the wings to her pajamasDSC_0012

Finally sew buttons on pajamas. Fasten the nightcap to the head and the pillow to the one doll’s hand. The other hand you can sew to her face as if she’s yawning. 🙂DSC_0027DSC_0043

Now you have your own Sleepy Angel!DSC_0030DSC_0034DSC_0038