Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas Crafting Craziness

I have spent the last 2 days crafting like crazy, and I still have 2 projects to finish! I can hardly believe that Christmas is already a week from tomorrow. And, in usual Sarah fashion, I had to go to the flea market this morning, because it is warm, and who knows when it will be warm enough to go again! I found a real treasure too, and I will share it as soon as I get it cleaned up a bit.

A wool felt lion cube ribbon toy for my newest niece, Maggie. I have 250 yards of that vintage trim, and this is a great use for it. This turned out way better than I expected.

I made more magnetic paper dolls, this time Strawberry Shortcake for my niece. They are stuck on a cookie sheet, so she can play with them in the car, and I made a Strawberry Shortcake drawstring bag to store them in. In case you aren't completely convinced that you need to make magnetic paper dolls yet, look at these! I am SO making those for the Jack, I mean, the space suit, the Santa outfit, I cannot resist.

EDIT: Because a lot of folks are asking, I printed the paper dolls on this magnetic paper. You can buy it any type of "mart store" like Target or Walmart. I use the photo setting on my printer to get the best picture, but, if you use that site I linked to, be sure to print a TEST page first! Her high res scans will print huge and waste expensive paper if you aren't careful. The paper is easy to cut with your paper scissors. (Does everyone have paper and fabric and hair and tape scissors? LOL)

And one of my favorite Christmas decorations. I picked this up in an antique mall when we were moving from Florida back to Missouri, paid quite a bit of money for it, and have been searching for more of them ever since. Sadly, I haven't seen any, not even any that I say "way too much money!" too. It is on my 'always look for' list, and maybe some day I am going to get lucky!

P.S. I am going to go back a few entries and answer some of your questions in the comments sections, in case you don't look back there to see the answers.

15 comments:

  1. Ohh lots of crafting going on. I really love the lion pillow. Clarice

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  2. carolyn3:52 PM

    Wow you have been so busy with Christmas and crafting, well done, what lovely things you are creating. I have answered your questions about the battery hens in the comments on my blog, thanks for the interest.

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  3. What is the blue tree made of? I enlarged the photo but I still can't quite make it out!

    I sent the paper dolls link to my mom, who will get a kick out of it I'm sure! She and her best friend loved Little Kiddles. In fact, her friend gave me all her Kiddles when Maren was born! Your Strawberry Shortcake dolls are great! I bet they'll be a hit.

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  4. What is the blue tree made of? I enlarged the photo but I still can't quite make it out!

    I sent the paper dolls link to my mom, who will get a kick out of it I'm sure! She and her best friend loved Little Kiddles. In fact, her friend gave me all her Kiddles when Maren was born! Your Strawberry Shortcake dolls are great! I bet they'll be a hit.

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  5. Just a note to say hello and tell you how much I enjoyed visiting your blog.
    Merry Christmas!
    Terri

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  6. That lion pillow is too cute! Katrina is not yet ready for cut out dolls, but when she is, I will come a knockin' for instructions.

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  7. A cookie sheet! What a brilliant idea. I am going to get one today for Sadie to use with the sweet cut out dolls you made for her.

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  8. Love the cookie sheet, gives me some ideas when I find them thrifting. You can usually pick them up for a quarter or so....and maybe paint them if they look rough.
    Good for you on your craftbananza!! I've been on a cooking one myself. I hope to get a few more craft projects done..tick tick tick!

    lucy

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  9. Tell us more about the blue tree,its wonderful! Oh my word,thank you for the paper doll link I audibly gasped over the Ziegfield paperdolls!

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  10. Oh I had one of the Liddle Kiddles! Wow that was a long time ago. I probably had the paper dolls too. I used to loooove paper dolls, so thanks for that link!

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  11. OH! the paper dolls site.. Wow, thanks so much for posting this.
    How do you make them magnetic? is there such a thing as magnetic paper or do you glue them on magnets?

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  12. I remember Liddle Kiddles! Am I dating myself here? I also am curious how you make them magnetic?

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  13. The lion pillow is absolutely adorable.

    And those Liddle Kiddles paper dolls - bookmarked! Woa are they cute! Thanks!

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  14. ps.. I recognize that trim you used for the mane :) Perfect! I would never have thought of that.

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  15. You have such a cute blog! I'm all google-eyed over the paper dolls and have to go blog about them right now! Thank you!

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