19 Jun 2014

Dolls house basket made of aida fabric

in my yesterday´s posting I showed you pictures of a shelf I made with aida fabric baskets. Here are some instructions if you would like to do one yourself. New aida fabric is stout enough for this purpose. This is my way of doing the basket of aida, but I am sure there are other ways too.

1. Draw the bottom of the box in size you need in to the cardboard and cut it off.

2. Cut the aida fabric so that there is enough to go round the basket bottom and a little bit extra. Remember to measure the hight you wish to have in your basket.

3. I always fold the edges before I clue. Use the bottom to show you the corners where to fold.

4. Clue the bottom part's edges (I use Tacky Clue) and place the aida fabric. Let the fabric go little one on the other at the back (use clue).

5. I use Fray Stay on the upper edge so my basket will not fray!

6. For handles you can use almost anything! Here are some examples (the first ones are ear rings and the pink one is a piece of plastic).

Good to know :)

Did you know there are also patterned aida fabrics on the market! These patterned fabrics are really nice also to make baskets and boxes.

Happy crafting,

18 Jun 2014

Pink house sewing room

I had an inspiration to make new accessories to sewing room. And it was worth crafting because now the room looks like a sewing room :)

I made a shelf with baskets, a box with nicely folded fabrics, a rack for fabric bolts, put a new cover to ironing board etc.

New cover in ironing board looks very nice!

This shelf I made of balsa wood and painted white. The boxes below are aida-fabric.

Fabric box is made of cocktail sticks and painted to look a little bit old.

I still need to make curtains and get a new carpet, but the room is starting to look very nice and inspiring - I would do some sewing there :)


1 Jun 2014

New carpet made by me

Today I finished this lovely carpet. I have been stitching this for so long! I am not sure if I place this to my Lundby Stockholm or my 1:12 house Villa Moulin. Here are pictures of both ideas...

I don´t know... I think Villa Moulin would be better for this carpet.