Giggle Mobile Tutorial

Here’s the tutorial I shared at the Train to Crazy for the Handmade Dress-Up Series: The Giggle Mobile is the amazing car/hovercraft/plane/submarine driven by Jimmy Giggle and Hoot the Owl (the hosts of ABC2 – the kids’ TV channel here in Australia). For those with blank looks, here’s the song: Not only is my son […]

Travel Drawing Kit

Before we embarked on the Great 24 Hour Rail Journey of 2011, I put a lot of thought into how I would keep a 2 year old occupied in a confined space for such a long period of time. The felt car play mat and a couple of cars and trains were a good start, […]

Spaceman Trevor Doll Jumpsuit

When I made the Cardboard Rocket for Little Man’s doll Trevor, I decided he needed a spaceman outfit too. Nothing too tricky though, as I don’t have a huge amount of crafting time these days, and well, Little Man is only 2, so doesn’t always appreciate what I make. I made a simple outfit from […]

Felt Car Play Mat House

Who can we find behind the doors and windows of this little red house?       Open it up… …and what do we see…     …and a whole little world awaits: Complete with all our favourite places: Swimming Pool, Construction site, Zoo, Houses (including ours – the maroon one!), Car park, Fire station, Petrol Station, Farm, […]

Ooshka Babushka

When my little girl was born, my BFF decided to buy a present for both Mum and bub (Thanks Cat!): An Ooshka Babushka kit from The Red Thread The kit includes a pretty fabric face panel as well as instructions/templates for appliqueing your own face. It is a very cute and simple project, and was […]

Crochet Bear in a Jiff

When I was pregnant with my son, I made square man and long skinny dude for him: With number 2 on the way, I was starting to feel bad that I hadn’t made any toys for her. A quick search through the Lionbrand website (I have no affiliation with this site, but it’s my go-to […]

Pablo the Panda

A long time ago, Masterchef was just starting, and I announced that I would crochet whilst watching. Well, the finale of Masterchef is tomorrow night, and whilst I’ve been a bit slow with the blog posts, I have actually completed a few crochet projects (including a crochet plane). The first project I completed was Pablo […]

Crochet Plane

We live not far from an airfield (thankfully only for light aircraft), and my son is obsessed with pointing out every single plane that goes near our house (whether he can see it or not). In fact, the couple of photos with his arm out in the men’s jeans to toddler pants are him pointing […]

Felt Corn

After successfully making such delicious-looking Felt Strawberries, I decided to challenge myself and moved on to Felt Corn. I liked the way Homemade by Jill used a basket weave approach for making felt corn in this post, but I preferred the more three-dimensional style of corn created here at Just Stuff. I decided to combine […]

Crochet Turtle

After the early success of Square Man and Long Skinny Dude, I decided to embark on a more ambitious crochet project. There are so many cute crochet toy patterns out there (not to mention all the Amigurami), so after much debate and internet searching, I settled on a Turtle after finding this pattern. I found […]

Felt Strawberries

Felt food has captured my attention lately. It started by seeing a few different felt play tents out in the blogosphere, but not being willing to commit to such a big project. A bit of googling for felt crafts later, I found so many cute felt food options out there that I just had to […]

Square Man and Long Skinny Dude

When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, a strong desire to make things for my future child kicked in. I think it is the lucky combination of the nesting instinct and the engineer in me (Miscellaneous fact about me: I am a chemical engineer by training). I’d tried knitting as a […]

Tutorial: Felt Car Play Mat-House

Who can we find behind the doors and windows of this little red house?       Open it up… …and what do we see…     …and a whole little world awaits: Here’s how to make a felt play mat that folds into a house: Materials: 25×30 inch (62.5 x 75cm) piece of green craft felt 2 […]

How to sew Felt Corn on the Cob

After successfully making Felt Strawberries, I decided to challenge myself and moved on to Felt Corn. I liked the way Homemade by Jill used a basket weave approach for making felt corn in this post, but I preferred the more three-dimensional style of corn created here at Just Stuff. I decided to combine the two […]