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Bear: Tutorial and Pattern. Last week I showed you one of the projects I’ve being working on.

Bear: Tutorial and Pattern

I wanted to make something really special for our wedding photographers, so as a Thank you present I made 2 little bears for their son and daughter. Now that I actually finished and shipped the teddy bears, I didn’t want to just show you how it turned out, I also I wanted to share the pattern and some basic instructions on how to assemble. Make your own Magnetic Paper Dolls (and a fabric cover for your metal base) Thank you for such kindness and sympathy towards my last post.

Make your own Magnetic Paper Dolls (and a fabric cover for your metal base)

My grandmother will be greatly missed. And we’re all doing perfectly well. She’s one happy lady right now. :) I have been a little set back with holiday prep, due to my trip to CA. But I stayed up late last night, finishing up a few things because I can hardly wait until Christmas morning. Felt Cherry Pie. Felted Stuffed Animals - Martha Stewart Sewing Projects. These petite stuffed animals -- a Fair Isle lamb, a cable-knit chicken, and an argyle pig -- are so cuddly and simple to make, you'll want a menagerie.

Felted Stuffed Animals - Martha Stewart Sewing Projects

The toys, which range in height from 5 to 8 inches, are each assembled from a few basic felt pieces and plumped up with batting. Appendages, such as floppy ears or wings, are easily added during sewing. Wrap up the woolly creatures to give to your favorite tots, or use them as stocking stuffers. Before you begin, learn how to felt wool. Get the Stuffed Pig How-To. Wooden tangram tutorial. July 22nd, 2010 I’m sure you know what a tangram is but didn’t know it was called a tangram (when I looked it up, I think I might have typed, “that clever triangle-y puzzle thing”).

wooden tangram tutorial

If you’ve never even seen one, well then: it’s sort of a puzzle and sort of a game that involves five triangles, one square, and one parallelogram. Homemade playdough. Making playdough is so much more fun than buying it.

Homemade playdough

Making it is half the fun in playing with it! I found this awesome easy recipe at Homemade Mamas. 1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 2 Tbsp. oil 2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 cup water food coloring. Sponge Water Bombs. This post is part of a series created for Positively Splendid.

Sponge Water Bombs

It aired last week, and I’m reprinting it on my blog for all of you. When I think of summer, I think of two things: HOT and “Ohmygoshhh, the kids are going to be home for how many months?”. Contoured burp cloth. Didi Dino. How to Make a Hula Hoop. How to Make a Collapsible Hoop: Since I've been getting quite a few requests for collapsible hoop-making instructions lately, here are the basics.

How to Make a Hula Hoop

In addition to what you need to make a regular hoop, to make a collapsible, you need: Four connectors per hoop instead of oneBulk bungee corduncoated coat hanger wirea power sander (or a lot of patience)several pairs of pliers and several hands Fair warning on two points: First, sanding down the connectors produces plastic dust that you do not want in your eyes or lungs. Turn a Placemat Into A Little Boy's Toolbelt. Il me va comme un gant ! :