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nak

subbing! love it!
post #222 of 358
I made two Black Apple Dolls this weekend, so simple and so much fun to make! I'll definitely make more....will add pics once I have them uploaded.
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I made two Black Apple Dolls this weekend, so simple and so much fun to make! I'll definitely make more....will add pics once I have them uploaded.
How cute! Please share pics of your dolls with us!
post #224 of 358
You ladies have gotten me addicted to little felt peg dolls now. I'll post pics - right now I'm doing characters from the bible and our family for my son.
post #225 of 358
I'm looking for holiday gifts to make for my daughter who will be 9 months old when the holidays roll around
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I'm looking for holiday gifts to make for my daughter who will be 9 months old when the holidays roll around
That's how old my son will be! I'm making lots of play food and little peg dolls and a "blanket theatre", and I hope my DH can make a playhouse for the dolls.
post #227 of 358
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That's how old my son will be! I'm making lots of play food and little peg dolls and a "blanket theatre", and I hope my DH can make a playhouse for the dolls.
What is a blanket theatre? Is it like a doorway theatre or something else?:
post #228 of 358
Yup - doorway theatre for puppets.
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I made two Black Apple Dolls this weekend, so simple and so much fun to make! I'll definitely make more....will add pics once I have them uploaded.
Sounds like we had the same plan this weekend. I also made 2 Black Apple dolls. They were so much fun to make. My DD1 helped with a lot of the process too. She actually made one for her friends birthday.
post #231 of 358
I don't know if anyone's mentioned this, but you can make homemade stamps with potatoes and apples. Just cut them in half and carve a design on the fleshy part, dip in ink or paint, and stamp.

Here is a wonderful counting book whose illustrations are all potato prints. They are beautiful! It also has instructions for making your own.
post #232 of 358
Me and my mom, nieces and nephew made some finger puppets for DS while we were visitig this summer.

The duck and lion are my favorites. The elephant is cute too, you put your finger through the hole for the trunk.

Finger Puppets

I know this has already been said, but this thread is so cool! I love the creativity and inspiration!
post #233 of 358
SUBBING!

(And feeling equally inferior and inspired. )
post #234 of 358
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Here is a board book I made ds:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1...r/DSC02884.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1...r/DSC02883.jpg

The blank board books are from www.barebooks.com they also have blank puzzles and journals and they are CHEAP!
Ok so how to I make these? I want to make some for my little one but what kind of adhesive do you use?
post #235 of 358
This is a really cute pattern for a carry-along dollhouse/barn/what-have-you.
post #236 of 358
That is so cute! I've bought these before, but never thought of making my own!
post #237 of 358
I love all the ideas on this site - I usually save all the emails in my "crafts" email folder!

Thanks everyone for the great posts and links! :

I can't wait to make this carry-along dollhouse/barn.



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This is a really cute pattern for a carry-along dollhouse/barn/what-have-you.
post #238 of 358
Ooh, I haven't added any new toys in a long time, but found this fun one;
Devil Sticks

Also, a block puzzle

Fun!
post #239 of 358
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I'm looking for holiday gifts to make for my daughter who will be 9 months old when the holidays roll around
How about some soft blocks with bells inside? Or some sort of teether toys? I don't have any patterns right now, but if you Googled it, I bet you'd get some.
post #240 of 358
I'm trying to make, and ideally with recycled/repurposed materials, all my Christmas gifts this year. It's been really fun!

I'm making little stuffed bees for my 9 month old son. They're made from stripey felted wool sweaters, stuffed with scraps, and in some of them I've added cellophane throat drop wrappers for a crinkly sound.

I also was gifted a bunch of fleece from my mom, and plan to felt a ball for him.

Some other fun gifts for babies this age: 1-OJ lid storage, 2-giant blocks.

For OJ lid storage, I've used a plastic Nesquik box or cardboard oatmeal canister with a slot cut in the top. Collect a bunch of can lids from frozen OJ concentrate. Babies LOVE slipping the lids into the slot, listening to them jingling around, and then taking the top off to dump the lids back out!

For giant blocks, I use cardboard half-gallon milk containers. When the milk is gone, open up the adhesive at the top of the container, wash it out really well, dry, and then cut down the corners of the top enough to overlap the flaps. Tape really well, and then wrap the whole thing in contact paper. Nice big lightweight blocks!
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