Monday, July 22, 2019

Sylvanian Families DIY: Pancake House

Sharing my latest project inspired by some posts I saw on Pinterest: converting a plastic pancake mix bottle to a pancake restaurant/kitchen.

Grandpa & Grandma Chocolate Rabbit were getting bored with retirement and decided to open a breakfast cafe: the Sylvanian Families Pancake House. 

Grandpa Chocolate is the chef. 

Pancakes made from air dry clay and painted with acrylic paint. Shelf made from popsicle sticks & colored with a black Sharpie pen. 

And Grandma Chocolate is the cashier. 

Their grandchildren work part time at their cafe serving customers, but when they are at school, Grandma Chocolate fills in for them.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Lone post for 2016

So I had time to check my blog today and really??? My last post was more than a year ago?? Really???

It only felt like a few months a when I scheduled a blog post for automatic posting.

I haven't had a lot of free time (obviously!) this year. I was able to finish a few projects though. Like this mermaid tail blanket.

I made it for a 2-year old girl so it should fit ok. I only looks small being modelled by my daughter.

I also had time to discover Perler beads! Late bloomer, I know. It's frustrating for me trying to find supplies now. Here are some stuff Andi and I worked on.

From left: Ariel (heavily modified a pattern I was copying so it will be the same scale as Aurora); Snow White (my own pattern), Belle (heavily modified a pattern I was copying so it will be the same scale as Aurora); and Aurora (copied from a photo I saw online with only slight modifications to add the mouth and lengthen the arms).

A cactus I made for my office table. This is my own pattern as well. 

My daughter's gifts for her classmates this Christmas. Little boys and girls wearing their school uniform. I made these into bag charms.

Andi's own personal project!! Her own pattern too. I'm one proud mommy. With very little assistance from me (i.e. adding the legs, shaping the bow, and shaping the shoulders).
And there you go. I don't think I will be able to post more for this year so this is my one and only hurrah on Blogger for 2016 before I go on holiday.

Happy holidays! (if you are still reading me :D )

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lambie, the Lalylala Lamb

Have you heard about Lalylala by Lydia Tresselt? This site has the cutest amigurumi crochet patterns!

I bought her Lupo the Lamb pattern from Lalylala's Ravelry store last year but never had the chance to make it until now. I initially wanted to make this to give as a gift for one of my nieces this Christmas but the little girl at home saw it and begged and begged to let her have it so...

Anyway, since Andrea likes Lambie from Doc McStuffins, and she doesn't have a Lambie doll, I decided to make Lupo the Lamb using Lambie's colors and this is what I ended up with.

My finished product is BIG... Around 15 inches. I did not use the suggested hook size because the yarn I used is also not the suggested yarn weight. But I don't really mind because the little girl loves it :)