Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Little Wonders - Doll Binoculars Free Tutorial by Romona King of Northbrook Designs


I just love seeing beautiful doll creations from exceptional doll makers that I admire.  And, I love when they tell me about free tutorials they have posted for their doll creations. Such is the case with a new tutorial from Romona King of Northbrook Designs.  It’s a pair of doll binoculars that was created for her new doll "And So She Waits." Romona has posted about her doll in a wonderful three-part series. The first post is her version of the story, the second post is the local legend and the third post is how she made the doll. I hope you enjoy Romona's new tutorial, her new doll, and her three-part series.




Little Wonders - Doll Binoculars
© 2013 by Romona King of Northbrook Designs

If you'd like to download Romona's Doll Biboculars tutorial please click on the picture above or CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Here's what Romona had to say about her tutorial:  When I made the binoculars for my “And So She Waits” doll, I thought there must be other doll makers that might like to do the same, so I have written up this short tutorial to help you with that. When you see how simple this is, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it. ;o)

Please respect Romona's Terms of Use -  I am giving this tutorial freely. All I ask is that you respect my work and give me credit for the design should you use it to embellish your doll.  You may use the design to create projects to sell but not for mass production. 

Copyright © 2013 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Romona King of Northbrook Designs. Romona is a crafter, doll maker, painter, needlework artist, and mixed media artist. You can visit her Northbrook Designs blog online at http://northbrookdesigns.blogspot.com/ and her Northbrook Stitches blog at http://www.northbrookstitches.blogspot.com/. You can also visit her Northbrook Designs shop at http://www.northbrookdesigns.com/.

Monday, July 08, 2013

The Modest Violet and The Little Crochet Tutorials By Karen Bailey of Todolwen Blog

Do you love to crochet or tat?  Do you love lace and doilies?  I, for one, do but I have never been able to master the art of crocheting.  It's on my list of skills I would like to master and if I do I'm going to try the two crocheted flowers Karen Bailey has on her Todolwen blog.   I hope you enjoy making Karen's crocheted flowers.

The Modest Violet Tutorial

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Karen Bailey of Todolwen Blog

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial:  Hello my dear friends, today I would like to share a new little tutorial with you. I made a creation a while ago with a baby dress called 'The Modest Violet'. I made a small crochet voilet which I tea stained with a raspberry tea to give it just the right color. Lately a few of you lovely bloggers have asked me for the pattern, but until today I had never made a pattern for it ~ I just made them from memory.

Little Crochet Flowers 

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Here's what Karen had to say about her tutorial:  I Am Hooked!   Hello my dear friends, seriously ~ I am hooked! Hooked on crocheting mini flowers from a pattern I made up this morning and now I just can't seem to want to stop making these tiny blooms. It takes not even 5 minutes to have one done. Right now I have no idea what I am going to use them for but I am sure something will pop into my mind.

Please respect Karen's TERMS OF USE:  Please do not copy my tutorials in full and/or claim them to be your own and/or post them on your blog without my permission. Furthermore the sale of my tutorials is prohibited. All my designs are protected under copyright.

Karen's Bio: My name is Karen Bailey, and I am the wife for over 20 years to a now retired british serviceman and a Mum to two beautiful daughters. For many years we traveled and lived all over the world whilst serving in the army. After leaving the army we now live in Ontario, Canada. My passion is antiques, especially victorian unrestored furniture and household items and creating/crafting. For me there is nothing better when I have a moment to sit down and make something beautiful. My blog is 'Todolwen' which is an anogram made up from 'old to new' which is what I love to do ~ take something old and give it a new life. I hope you enjoy my makings as much as I enjoy creating them.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Karen Bailey of  Todolwen Blog.

Please visit her Todolwen blog at http://todolwen.blogspot.com/.