Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn Holiday

Every autumn a morning performance (matinee) takes place in the kindergarten where my eldest daughter, Alesia, goes. Children prepare to perform, learn their parts in the Autumn performance and then appear on stage before their parents. In this autumn Alesia got the leading role in the performance - she played the role of Autumn.
So I, as her mother, had to take care of the costume. I decided to make it by myself and here's what I made - a sun-dress with an appliqué in the form of leaves and a headband with a flower.

Handmade Autumn Dress (main)

Handmade Autumn Dress (front)

Handmade Autumn Dress (back)

Handmade Autumn Dress (sitting)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Girl with a Hare (Handmade Doll)

A young mother, Natalie, has asked me to sew a doll for her daughter's room recently. I showed her all the dolls I'd made and she chose this Handmade Doll with a Bear. Although I liked that doll very much, I didn't want to sew the same doll again, so I suggested her just to use the same material but make a different doll and change her partner ).
So here it is:

Handmade Dolls Toys - A Doll with a Hare
Handmade Dolls Toys - A Doll with a Hare (collage)

P.S. It turns out that Natalie and her daughter, Alexandra, collect dolls from around the world. So now there is the doll of my production ) in their collection (as they said - it was the first handmade doll from Belarus).
It's nice to be the first! ))

P.P.S. To see more images of this doll, please follow the Read More... link below

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Expecting a Baby - 2 (a Pregnant Tilda Doll)

I didn't have a chance to sew a Tilda doll for quite a long time. Finally I got a request for such a doll - a loving husband ordered this pregnant Tilda doll for his wife who's expecting a baby.
I sewed it in a burst of inspiration perhaps because I know how it feels like to expect a baby.

Handmade Tilda Dolls Toys - Pregnant Tilda Doll (collage)

Handmade Tilda Dolls Toys - Pregnant Tilda Doll (full)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Peppa Pig (Handmade Toy) - Feedback

A few posts ago I wrote about my first handmade Peppa Pig toy. Now I want to present her little owner. Her name is Polina and she got this Peppa Pig toy as a present for her third birthday.

Handmade Toys Dolls - Polina with Peppa Pig Handmade Toy

As I wrote in that post, Polina is a big fan of Peppa Pig, so her mother, Julia, made her one more surprise - this Peppa Pig cake:

Handmade Peppa Pig Cake

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Handmade Present for a New Mother

This handmade doll with a baby was ordered as a present for a girl called Volha who's recently become a mother. She's had a nice daughter.

I'm sending my best wishes to the new mother and her new-born daughter along with this doll.

Handmade Dolls Toys - A New Mother with a Baby (collage)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Crow - a storage for packets (Handmade Kitchen Toy)

I saw a toy like this at a handmade site and I liked the idea.

This funny bird is not just a kitchen decoration - you can use it as a plastic bag recycler. There are usually a number of plastic bags that remain after shopping and it's not very Greenpeace-ingly )) to throw them away - put them in this crow's skirt instead. Later, when you need a packet, for example to take some apples, just take it back from this nice packet keeper and thank her ))

Handmade Toys Dolls: Crow Packet Keeper (collage)

Handmade Toys Dolls: Crow Packet Keeper (full)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Handmade Doll with a Little Bear (Handmade Toy)

A little 3-year old girl lives in my street. She likes puffy pink dresses, bows, hairpins and other girls' accessories. Her mother asked me to sew this lovely doll with a flower-decorated dress.

I really liked sewing this doll but when it was finished I had a subtle feeling that something's missing in her image... Suddenly I thought: Is there a girl that doesn't like little bears?! All girls love them )) So I attached this little-little orange bear to her hand.

This nice doll is 35cm high, can sit and stay by herself - she's a big girl ))
The little bear is attached with help of a press stud.

Handmade Dolls Toys - a Doll with a Little Bear (collage)

Handmade Dolls - a Doll with a Bear (full)

Handmade Dolls - a Doll with a Bear (left)

Handmade Dolls - a Doll with a Bear (back)

Handmade Dolls - a Doll with a Bear (top)

Handmade Toys Dolls - a Doll with a Bear (bear)

Handmade Toys Dolls - a Doll with a Bear (shoes)