Friday, April 27, 2012

Fabulous Finds Friday! - 4/27/12

I found this cute junior top today at a church sale for only 50 cents! It has a broken side zipper, but I won't be needing that... I am challenging myself to see how many doll clothes I can make in one week out of this one item! Wish me luck!

Creatively Yours,

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Basket- doll sized!

   This Easter Basket started with a really cute mini wicker basket that I found in a thrift shop for only 25 cents! I added a sheer pink ribbon wrapped around the handle and held in lace with just a dab of glue on each end. Then I tied a double bow on each end of the handle with the same ribbon. I added some green "Easter Basket grass". Then for the fun part.... some Easter "candy" that looks like the real thing!
I started with some real foil wrapped chocolate eggs.
...And some craft styrofoam eggs slightly smaller in size.
Carefully remove the chocolate egg from the foil wrapper... and enjoy! Go ahead, why not?
   Replace the chocolate one with the styrofoam one, and carefully smooth foil around egg. Add a dab of glue to hold in place... you don't want anyone trying to unwrap this one and eat it!
   I also made Chocolate foil wrapped bunnies... I started with these cute Lindt bunnies. They also sold a larger size of the same bunnies so I thought these mini ones would work great.
I also made a smaller foil wrapped bunny that came in a bag of assorted colors.
(See above)
   I used a Model Magic air drying clay in brown to recreate the bunny shapes. You could use any color since it won't be seen any way.
   Here you can see how the bunnies looked after they were done in the clay, next to the wrapped chocolate ones. The shape doesn't need to be exact, just as close as you can and let the foil do the work! I then carefully unwrapped the chocolates from the foil and replaced them with the dried clay ones, add a dab of glue to each. On the golden bunny I added a red 1/8"W ribbon tied at the neck just like the larger one had in the store! Now they are ready to place in the basket... just make sure everyone knows that they are for decoration only!!!
Happy Easter!
I hope you are inspired my ideas!

Creatively yours,

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Bonnet

   I decided that the Spring Dress, from my last post, needed an "Easter Bonnet with all the frills upon it"!

   I found this straw hat in the section of my Christmas Tree Shops that has baskets and "silk" flowers. I think that it was meant to be hung (even though it didn't come with a way to hang it). For just $1.99, I thought is was a good buy and I could remove the decoration that was on there and add my own. I took a chance that the size was right, and it worked purfectly! It is 9 3/4" wide at the rim. I bought this a while ago, and I am just now getting around to using it!

I also bought some "silk" flowers at a dollar store, for...well...only a dollar!

   The pink trim I used was a 3/4" wide stretch trim meant for headbands. I like this because it looks "crocheted" and goes well with look of the dress, and because it is stretchy it bends nicely around the hat (a grossgrain ribbon didn't lay flat). I cut it to length and sewed the two ends together. I then attached it to the hat with a hot glue gun.

I took the flowers off of the stems, using only the pink ones. I also took a set of three leaves off.
I hot glued the flowers and leaves in place.
The finished "Easter Bonnet"!

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively yours,

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