Sewing Machine!

My mom just got her old Pfaff sewing machine all tuned up so I could have it. It’s going to be fun making stuff for the kids. I made the lion this morning, and also an outfit for one of my wooden dolls from a holey Paul Smith sock that I never had the heart to throw away. Cool!


  1. Robyn
    February 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I LOVE those dolls (and the old sock).

    I forced myself to figure out my sewing machine recently but my work so far leaves much to be desired, unfortunately.

    Love the blog, nice stuff!

  2. Joel Henriques
    February 5, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks. Yeah, this sort of project is very easy. I just bought a non-toxic fabric paint pen and drew the lion design on both sides of the fabric, then blew it with a hairdryer for a couple of minutes to set the ink, and then sewed it and stuffed it. That way the drawing can make it look cool, and you don't have to do any fancy sewing!

  3. marianne
    February 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    hello! i've discover your blog via little circus (one of my favorite blog, from belgium) and i wanted to say thank you! there are so many great and simple ideas for crafting with my 2 daughters! and i love the doll house! what kind of wood did you use?
    i am french, so sorry for my english!
    bien à vous et belle continuation
    marianne (from grenoble, near the alps)

  4. marianne
    February 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    and as you sew i can't post a comment correctly, hope you will have my message - i wanted to post on your last billet! anyway...

  5. Joel Henriques
    February 10, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Thanks Marianne. And I used poplar wood for my doll house.

  6. charlotteb
    February 12, 2010 at 8:51 am

    c'est vraiment chouette, j'adore ce petit lion !

  7. krisstl
    July 15, 2010 at 8:55 am

    A lot of great ideas here ! inspiration, imagination, happiness ! I love it, thanks for all ! Christelle (from France)

  8. Joel Henriques
    July 16, 2010 at 6:12 am

    krisstl - You made it to the very end! (or beginning rather). Thanks so much for the kind comment.

  9. krisstl
    July 16, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I made it to the very end ! I had a nice visit, and will come back soon.

  10. Alice Leong
    June 3, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Thanks!!wonderful ideas and I'll try some of your ideas with my son (5 years );0

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