October 16, 2017

DIY Voodoo Doll


The oldest is dressing as a voodoo doll for Halloween, and I made a doll to go along with her costume.



Download the pattern here.  Print the file at actual size.



1. You'll need tan felt, red felt, a button, needle, black thread, craft wire, pliers, wire cutters, beads, scissors, black fabric paint, polyfil (not pictured), and the pattern.

2.  Print out the pattern. Cut out the pattern pieces and use them to cut out the fabric pieces.

3.  Sew the button onto one of the head pieces.

4.  Cut off a piece of craft wire and make a tiny bend about .75" from one end.

5.  Slide a bead onto the wire and curl the end.

6.  Bend the wire to make a v shape. Poke it through the heart piece in two places.

7.  Make a tiny bend at the other end of the wire.  Repeat Step 5.

8.  Sew the heart onto one of the body pieces.

9.  Stitch the two body pieces together and stuff with polyfil. The more haphazard the stitching, the better. Stitch two leg pieces together and stuff.  Sew the leg to the body. Do the same with the remaining leg, arms, and head. Finish by adding stitches with fabric paint.


I'll be posting a separate tutorial for the voodoo doll costume.

-Mandy 

October 11, 2017

Purpose Park






This once vacant lot in Indianapolis is now Purpose Park. It features a vertical 1964 Bonneville.  The underside of the car acts as a projection screen.

-Mandy

October 9, 2017

Heat N Bond Graphic Tank Tops


Some old t-shirts got a new look.  Instead of stitching the graphics onto tanks, I used Heat n Bond.

-Mandy

October 4, 2017

Ocean Hair Pins





A new mermaid shirt required new hair pins.  

You'll need:
- two bobby pins
- felt
- fabric scissors
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- fabric paint

These hair pins don't take long at all.  The fabric paint will dry quickly as long as the dots aren't too thick.

-Mandy


October 2, 2017

No-Sew Donut Wristlet




The youngest told me it was impossible to make a donut pouch since donuts have holes.  I showed her how with the help of some clear vinyl.

Here's a project from the archives that also uses clear vinyl: Photo Bracelets.

-Mandy

September 27, 2017

Merpups + Unicones



A new school year means new lunchbox notes.

-Mandy

September 25, 2017

No-Sew Dino Skull Purse





I took the purse idea from the oldest and made a dinosaur version for myself.  The chain is made out of a thick link bracelet chain.

-Mandy