Monday, August 11, 2014

Make It Monday! Magnetic Cat Toy For The New American Girl Cat!

I am really excited to share today's Make It Monday craft. Last week my husband picked up the new American Girl cat from the Vancouver American Girl Store for my Niece. My sister said that I could play with the cat and review her first before sending her to my niece in Montreal so I set off to make her cat some cat toys to include when my dad goes to visit them next week. This cat toy is easy to make and the magnetic cat can hold the mouse in it's mouth!

To make your own you will need:
-Kunin felt in grey and pink
-A hot glue gun
-A metal paper clip or Canadian Coin ( I tried the US pennies but they did not attach to the cats magnetic mouth)
-A Marker
-Scissors
-A Ruler

Step 1- Assemble all your supplies. Plug in your hot glue gun.
Step 2- cut out three tear shape pieces of grey felt as shown in the photo above. They only need to be as long as your paper clip.
Step 3- Use your glue gun to glue the paper clip or coin into place.
Step 4- Run a line of glue along the outside edge of the tear drop shape and add another tear drop shape felt piece, pressing gently as you go along the glue edge.
Step 5- Repeat on the other edge and add your other piece of felt.
Step 6- Add a line of glue between the open edges of your felt sides you just attached and pinch them closed. leave open the ends for the nose and tail.
 Step 7- Cut a small pink triangle for the mouse nose from your felt, add a dab of glue and gently press it into place.
Step 8- Cut two smaller tear shaped pieces of grey felt for the mouse ears, add glue to each side and press them into place as shown in the photos above.
Step 9- Cut a small think strip of felt for the tail, I used grey but you can use more pink if you like.
Step 10- Use a marker to make an eye on either side of your mouse.

Now your mouse is ready for your dolls cat to play with!
Even if you do not have a magnetic cat you can still make these little mice to use with your stuffed animal cats. Just leave out the paper clip!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Make It Monday! Duck Tape Tea Cup And Saucer For Your Dolls

It is Make It Monday! Today I am sharing with you my Duck Tape Tea Cup and Saucer I made for Ivy. On Friday I hosted a Dolly and Me Tea Party on my front lawn and today's craft is inspired by the fun we had.
For those of you who may not have your own dolly tea set you can easily make your own using today's tutorial.
To make your own Duck Tape Tea Cup and Saucer set you will need:
-Duck Tape Brand Duck Tape in your favorite pattern
-A Pencil
-A piece of cardstock or cereal box cardboard
-A Small plastic cup (sold at the dollar stores as shot glasses or if you can find the communion cups they are better as they are smaller)
-A pair of scissors

Step 1- Assemble all your supplies
Step 2- Place your roll of Duck tape on your card stock, use a pencil to trace the inside circle of your Duck Tape Roll.
Step 3- Cut out your circle
Step 4- Fold your circle in half and then in half again as shown in the photos above, then unfold it.
Step 5- Use your scissors to cut almost to the center of your circle and repeat on each of the 4 lines you made.
Step 6- Slightly fold over the edges you cut and tape them to each other as shown in the photos above, this will make your paper not be flat and have a saucer shape.
Step 7- Cover your saucer with Duck Tape and trim and tuck as you go. You can cover the white part on the underside with more tape.
Step 8- Place your cup in the middle of the saucer you just made and press down making an indent.
Step 9- Remover the cup and start making the cup handle remove two inches of tape from your roll and fold it into it's self creating a snake like piece. Bend it into a handle shape and use a thin strip of duck tape to hold the handle to the cup. For the "fancy" bend at the bottom of the handle make a small loop of Duck Tape and press it in between the handle and the cup.
I hope you enjoyed today's Make it Monday craft! I look forward to sharing more ideas with you again soon!~ By Karen Mom of Three aka Karen Owen
 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Make A NO SEW Vest For Your Dolls!

Today I am thrilled to share this idea with you that I adapted from a video I saw on Facebook, where lady took a scarf and turn it into a a summer vest to wear over a sun dress or tank top! I loved the idea and made myself a few and thought that this would be the perfect No Sew Craft to share with you today!
To make your own you will need:
-A Tape Measure
-A piece of Jersy Knit Stretch fabric
-Scissors
-Your Doll
Step 1- Assemble all your supplies, lay out your fabric and cut out a rectangle that is 10 inches by 20 inches in length.
Step 2- Fold the short ends together   as shown in the photo above
Step 3- Take the open end of at the top of your short side and the top edge of the folded side and tie them together. Make a knot.

Step 4- Once you have tide them together as shown in the photos above, Open the material as shown and you have arm holes. Place your dolls arms in each hole and put the vest on!

This craft would make a great sleep over activity!
I hope you enjoyed today's Make It Monday Craft and I look forward to sharing more crafts with you again soon.  ~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Monday, June 30, 2014

Make It Monday! Make A Summer Reading Tent For Your Mini Dolls

Karen here and today I wanted to share with you a fun way you can make a reading tent for your mini 6 inch dolls! My kids love to read outside in tents in the summer and I thought you would like to see how to make one for your mini dolls.
To make your own you will need:
-4 Popsicle sticks
-4 wooden coffee stir sticks
-A glue gun with Glue
-Kunnin Felt I used 60's Tie Dye Felt
-Scissors
-Pen
Step 1- Assemble your supplies and plug in your glue gun
Step 2- lay out you Popsicle sticks as shown in the photo above and glue in each corner to create the base
Step 3- Next add glue in each corner and lay your coffee stir sticks into the glue and hold the tops towards the center while the glue sets.
Step 4- Repeat on the other side,add glue at the top of your coffee stir sticks to hold them in place.
Step 5- Lay your Tent Structure on to the felt as shown in the photo above, use your pen to trace one side, cut out and repeat on the other three sides. Use the left over felt to create tent flaps for your tent and glue them into place along the coffee stick sides.

Step 6- Cut a piece from your felt the same size as your base and glue it to the bottom of your base with the color side up! Now your tent is ready for your mini doll play!
I hope you enjoyed today's craft! I look forward to sharing more craft ideas with you again soon!- Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Last Chance-All SALE now Drops to $5 and under !!



Grab some amazing deals while you can, all of our Celebrate Summer items have now dropped to $5 and under.

This is a great opportunity to stash away some presents for birthdays, Christmas etc.



Monday, June 16, 2014

Make It Monday Pretty In Pink, Tulip Tie-Dyed Nightie!

For Today's Make It Monday Post I wanted to show you how easy it is to tie dye a Nightie for your doll using Tulip's One Step Tie-Dye Kit and A Nightie from Springfield Doll Collection
To make your own you will need:
-A nightie from Springfield Doll Collection
-A One Step Tulip Tie-Dye Kit ( I got mine at www.ilovetocreate.com)
-Water
-Paper Towel
-A timer
-Hot Water or Washing Machine to set

Step 1- Assemble all your supplies and cover your work area.
Step 2- Open your Nightie from the package and Run it under water making it very wet.
Step 3- Choose your colors and fill the bottles of your choice of colors to the line, shake and set aside
Step 4- Use the elastics provided to bunch up your night gown. I wanted an hombre type of color so I selected three shades of pink and sectioning the dress into three.
Step 4- Place the plastic bag down and then use the squeeze bottles to color each section, Wrap and store for the color to set according to the directions.

Step 5- Un roll, rinse under water and remove the elastics. Continue to rinse remaining color and follow the instructions to machine set if wished. Allow to dry completely and then dress your dolly!
I can not wait to share more doll play ideas with you again soon!
Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three