Showing posts with label Children's Toys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Children's Toys. Show all posts

Monday, 5 August 2013

More Pretty Dolls to Make


This week I was busy making some more of my little Travel Dolls. There have been so many new baby girls born in my world lately, so I needed a new stash of handmade gifts for them!

These Travel Dolls are an ideal present for a little girl. They can be used as a decorative cushion in a bedroom or as a doll and bed to play with and especially to take away for a night away from home.

I have previously posted the step-by-step instructions on how to make these dolls – they really are very simple to sew. Hardly any sewing talent required at all!

Enjoy your creative project this week, whatever it may be!


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Simple Soft Toy Elephant


I love making children's toys so this week I have a simple soft elephant for you. It reminds me of Emma's Easy-to-Make Soft Toy Elephant.

This is a great project for a beginner sewer and will take you under an hour.

I just drew up a basic elephant shape, similar to Em's and added a large ear in a contrasting colour that sits separate to the body.

If you want to make this for a little one I suggest you use either appliqué or embroider a small eye on just to be safe, like I did.

I made mine with a cute blue gingham check but I think it would be great recycling an old jumper or pair of jeans.

Happy sewing.

Caity x

Friday, 15 April 2011

A Favourite-Toy Children's Book

Creative Ideas:

This is a really easy-to-make present that your child will love!

One day I was in a shopping centre viewing the endless amounts of off-the-shelf children's toys, and I realised that what I really wanted for my child was something original, educational, enjoyable and cheap to make.

So I went home and put together a book of photos using my little girl's favourite toy at the time. I had to wait until she was asleep (of course!! otherwise it spoils it!)... then I "borrowed" her toy and had a great time taking photos in different situations!

I just printed them out on my home printer and put them in an A5 size photo book... but you could make your book as flash as you like!

The possibilities are endless, really!! My little girl has since spent hours "reading" her book and talking about what her toy is doing. Here are a few examples of the photos I took....

Lambie playing the piano

Lambie reading a story

Lambie digging in the sandpit

You'll enjoy this one!