Turn Old Sweat Pants into a Doll’s Skirt

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We are delighted to welcome back our dear friend Ellen for another guest post. Ellen and her mom are absolute whizzes at re-purposing. Thanks for sharing your clever ideas with us, Ellen!  - Abbie and Mrs. Brown As you may remember from our last guest post, we enjoy taking old things and giving them new life. My mom had an old pair of sweat pants that had holes in the knees. As she was messing around with her scissors and the pants, she discovered that the ankle makes a great doll skirt! So if you have a pair of old [...] Read more »

How to Make a Doll Apron from a Tea Towel

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Okay, so this is crazy exciting! EEEEE! (sorry for shouting!) We are superdeeduperdee happy today to bring you our very first guest post on Blossoms and Posies! And while that is exciting in itself, having these two ladies on our blog makes us just feel all wiggly inside because they are two of our very favorite people in the whole wide world! – Abbie and Mrs. Brown Hi! I’m Ellen. Abbie and Mrs. Brown invited me and my mom to do a guest post here. So my mom and I are going to show you how to turn a small [...] Read more »

Quick and Easy Doll Cloak

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Abbie says: I like working with fleece because you don’t have to hem it and that makes the process go a lot faster. My mom and I came up with this pattern together. My doll Laura is a 14″ Waldorf-style doll. Mrs. Brown says: This pattern can be adapted to any size doll because you use your own doll’s measurement as the base measurement. Materials: Fleece (we used white) Ribbon (we used red satin 5/8″ ribbon) Flower (we used a 1″ pre-made red ribbon flower) Scissors Thread Needle Directions 1) Cut a semicircle of fleece for the cloak. To find [...] Read more »

Basic Hand Sewing: How to Sew on a Two-Holed Button

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Sewing on a button is a basic skill and one of the easiest things to do when you are learning to sew. We bought a skirt for Abbie that was too big in the waist, so she decided to move the buttons. First she marked the new spot where she wanted to sew the buttons, then she cut the buttons off, and reattached them using this method… How to Sew on a Two-Holed Button Cut a 2′ piece of thread that matches the color of your button.  Thread the needle and knot the thread doubled. Place the button where you [...] Read more »

Basic Hand Sewing: How to Tie a Knot

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  Abbie says: “I tie knots in thread all the time and I don’t even really think about it any more. I like to make granny knots best. But tying granny knots was hard at first because you have to make sure both knots match up and you don’t end up with lots of little knots all along your thread.” Mrs. Brown says: “Tying knots in thread may seem a funny thing to post about, but it sure wouldn’t do to have your seams falling out of all your projects! So we figured we ought to remind you to get [...] Read more »

Fleece Tie Pillows

Fleece Tie Pillows

Making fleece tie pillows is a great project to do along with with your little brother or sister. You may need to do the measuring and some cutting, but if they can tie a knot, then away they’ll go! We think they make great gifts too! Supplies 3/4 yard fleece a 12″x12″ square pillow form fabric scissors measuring tape pen or pencil Instructions Cut two 22″x22″ pieces of fleece. If you are using a different sized or shape pillow, just add 10″ to each direction of the pillow’s dimensions for your fleece measurement. Be sure not to include the selvage [...] Read more »

Basic Hand Sewing: How to Thread a Needle

How to Thread a Needle

Threading a needle can be difficult and takes some time to master, but once you have learned how to do it, it can be very useful! – Abbie Preparing your thread   Start by making a clean cut on the end of your thread. Make sure there are no frayed ends left behind to get stuck as you go through the eye of the needle. Abbie prefers to just use the thread this way, but you may find it helps to stiffen the end a bit using one of these methods: You can try stiffening the thread with a bit [...] Read more »