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Walking Foot Arrival

It's here! My walking foot arrived in the mail the other day, and I sadly haven't had the time to play with it until today. Once I googled how to attach the thing, I was away. It only took me a few minutes and it was on. I bought it from this ebay seller at a great price, and so far I'm very happy with it.

I've only tested it out using jersey, as that's what I'm currently working with (details to follow), but it worked a dream. I'll keep you posted with how it goes over time.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, although I haven't been posting much due to lack of sewing time, we have been busy. Here is just a few of the things we've been making.

All of these were made following tutorials from My Froggy Stuff, she has a blog and YouTube channel. If you have a daughter, and you haven't seen these yet, I recommend setting aside a few hours and watching a bunch of her video tutorials. She's is phenomenal!

 

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The Shipwreck of Calico Jack

Yesterday was the Labour Day public holiday and as you do, well as I do anyway, the day started with a quick bit of cardboard crafting in my pyjamas. After a visit to IKEA last weekend, we had an abundance of cardboard. This is a pet carrier for my daughters soft toys.

And then the afternoon turned into this.

Whilst at the shops in the morning, our daughter saw a pirate ship toy for her Octonauts, but for $80 there was no way it was coming home with us. I told her I could make her a ship out of cardboard when we got home. I was originally going to make quite a simple ship made of 3 or 4 pieces, but my husband got involved so the project, and its complexity, somewhat expanded.

First, we made the supporting structure out of strong honeycomb corrugated cardboard. And yes, in case you're wondering, that is a french curve we're using.

And glued it together using hot glue.

We cut a hole in the deck to allow the Octonauts to get below deck. Then we started attatching the “planks” to the side of the hull.

As we wanted our daughter to be able to play up on deck and below, we left one side of the ship open.

We neatened the whole thing up with a few well placed planks and wider pieces of cardboard.

We added a mast, and here it is, amongst all the flotsam and jetsam of the crafting process. Captained by Kawzii Kitten, of course.

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Dollhouse Stuff Part 2

Meet Snowy Fairest, she's a doctor, and this week she required a doctors surgery. With beds, a desk and a doctors chair, all before 10am.

I used a box from Build-a-bear and make two vertical cuts down one side of the box so it could open out. Because of the closure at the top of the box, it can still be closed up and carried. The beds, desk and chair are made from foam-core board.

 

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