Crazy Daisy Quilts, Crafts and More: 2017

Jul 21, 2017

2017 Halloween is only 102 days away

If the local fabric stores can start selling Halloween supplies then I think I can start working on some Witch outfits for the Wonderful Wellie Wishers!!!

This costume is shorter in the front to show her cute fun little witch shoes (pattern sold separate) and longer in the back for a dramatic effect.  The bodice is lined. It closes with a zipper in the back.  The pattern is loaded with extra sewing tips, 13 pages full of pictures and illustrations so
you will have your Wellie looking Halloweeny in no time. All pattern purchases come with an instant downloadable link.

PDF pattern $4.99

Witch Shoe PDF $2.99

Witch Hat PDF $2,99

Jul 9, 2017

Pajama Partay!!!!

OK, they aren't really wearing pajamas, but have you ever heard of a Night Shirt Partay?  Thought so.
So how old are the Wellies?  Somewhere between 8 and 10, I am guessing.  If that is true then I don't think they would really want to wear ruffly baby night gowns or baby footy pjs. These are big girls and a night shirt seemed to be just perfect.  Now have you ever heard a 8 year old tell a joke?  They think jokes akin to "bad dad jokes" are super funny! So each girl has a joke and an image on their night shirts appropriate to their personalities.

These night shirts are easy to make and your Wonderful Wellie is anxious for you to make her one as well.  The pattern consists of 9 pages of illustrated step by step instructions to make your sewing super informative.

Nightshirt pattern via PDF

Jul 1, 2017

Its Summer Time - Let's Go Swimming!!

I got super distracted the other day at the fabric store when I happened upon a most beautiful selection of swimsuit fabric.  Seemed like a good time to make the Wellies some swimming attire.  So I put my flat pattern skills to the test and came up with 5 individual, super cute suits.  Let the Fashion Show begin. Enjoy!!

Willa - the outdoor aficionado is wearing a lovely one piece suit that resembles a black ruffled top over red dotted Lycra bottoms.  A ladybug button finishes the look.

Grandma's washing tub is a great place to cool off.

Kendall -  who can fix or make just about anything including making you smile, is wearing a one piece, two toned swimsuit with a hand button of course - because she is "handy".  Have you seen her apron?  

Emerson - This happy comedian is wearing a gold swimsuit decked with black elastic trim and a black music note.  She sings, she dances and she even tells a good joke.

Camille - is wearing a shimmery sea blue swimsuit made with shimmery fold-over elastic.  Complimenting her outfit is a detachable blue shimmery skirt.  The shell button completes the look.

Ashlyn - is resplendent wearing a princess button atop her pink sparkly swimsuit.  Her stripped skirt matches both the top and bottom of her suit just like perfect princess should.

Have you ever sewn on Lycra?  I am going to share with you some amazing tips on sewing on swimsuit fabric, the right machine needle to use, the type of stabilizer, when to trim elastic edges, how to turn tubes of fabric quickly, Wash Away Tape and why it is important and the best glue to use with fabrics.  All of this information is available in this free download:

The detailed instructions for each of these darling swimsuits are available to you below.  After you pay, you will get an immediate downloadable link for the pdf pattern.

Willa's PDF Pattern $2.99

Kendall's PDF Pattern $2.99

Emerson's PDF Pattern $2.99

Camille's PDF Pattern $2.99

Ashlyn's PDF Pattern $2.99

Jun 6, 2017

Doll Hangers - Easy to Make

Did you know that doll hangers are more expensive than their life-size counterparts? Who knew? Did you know that regular American Girl Hanger are too big for Wellie Wisher Clothes?  So, I carefully made my own and they were easier than I thought. Maybe you would like to make some....
     1.  Download the PDFs file from here:
          Hanger pattern
          The exact size of the hanger is 3.998" x 2.395"

The link will give you a downloadable JPG pattern and a SVG pattern.  If you have a Cricut or other cutting machine and you know how to upload an SVG pattern, go for it.

I uploaded the SVG pattern in the Cricut Design Space software on my computer.  Then, I sized it to the exact measurements listed above.  I copied it once, flipped it and turned it upside down to get the most out of a sheet, I attached both images so they acted as a unit.  I hit the cut button. Be sure to select as many copies as you want.

To prepare the material, I glued a patterned card stock to a piece of a cereal box. If you can't tell, this is a Captain Crunch box.

It doesn't seem to matter which side of the box you glue the card stock on to. I used a plain old glue stick.

If you are cutting by hand, you get to trace and cut out the pattern.  If you are using a Cricut, place the glued Cereal/cardstock sheet onto a cutting mat.

It is important to use a Deep Cutting Blade and set your dial to Poster Board Plus.

Be advised, that the Cricut will cut each design twice when choosing this setting.  Cut out as many pairs as you need.

Glue each pair together.

Use paper clips, quilting clips, or clothes pins to hold both sides together while they dry,

This hanger will balance nicely on a 1/2" diameter dowel rod.

Good Luck!!

Don't want to make them?  You can buy them instead...
The hanger will be sent in a Priority Mail 1-Day™ Small Flat Rate Box 
for a charge of $7.15

3 for $9.99

May 28, 2017

Every Doll needs a place to sleep...right?

I bought a used doll house for the Wellie Wishers to live in.

Because I have all 5 WellieWisher (Wellie Wisher) dolls, I realized that although this house is huge, it still wasn't big enough for each girl to have their own separate bedroom.  So I decided they could all sleep in the attic.  There was another problem.  Beds for 18" dolls are too big for the space. The pitched roof prohibits bunk beds. The depth of the house is 19-1/2" and I couldn't find a bed shorter than 21".  As you may know,  Camille, Ashlyn, Kendall, Emerson and Willa are about 14" tall.  They don't a need a 22" - 24" long bed.  So I came up with and idea that was similar to other DIY bed ideas I saw in my internet searches.  I think this one turned out cute.

This cute little bed is made from 1" foam, a wood plaque (15.74in x 1.18in x 6.29in) and a chalkboard. I got all three at Hobby Lobby.

To make this bed, pry off the jute and staples from the wood plaque. Remove the stand, push out the blackboard and remove all the nails.

Trace the white frame onto a piece of paper and cut out. (yeah it won't fit.)

Fold paper in half.  Using the fold line as a reference, mark a line 1-7/8" horizontal to the folded line.  Cut on this line.

Use this paper pattern to mark the front and back of the white frame.

With a hand saw or finishing blade, saw the frame on the marked line.  This will make a headboard and a foot board.

The blackboard section is cut (also with a saw) 1 inch from the marked line as illustrated:  Disregard the smaller chalkboard section. The bigger piece will be part of the headboard.

The legs are 1" from the cut edge.

Before gluing, I pencil a mark where the bed will glue to the head and foot boards.

I use a drop of hot glue from a glue gun to hold the bed and frame together in the marked spots.

After gluing the bed together, Nail the bed together at the glued areas.

Using wood putty, fill in the holes from the nails and where the jute robe was stapled and any other flaws you might like to fill.  Let dry. Sand areas and spray paint entire bed white.

The easiest way to cut foam to fit the bed is by a straight edge and a retractable utility blade.  

Cut the foam for the bed 15" by 5-1/2".
The foam will fit snug into the mattress area.

Finishing the Headboard

You may want to paint the holes in the chalkboard black.

Cut 2 pieces of thin polyester batting larger than the headboard.

Cut one piece of fabric larger than the blackboard/headboard.

Position the printed fabric with the wrong side up. Next, lay down both batting pieces  about 1" above the edge of the fabric

Fold up the bottom edge of the fabric and then fold again. Hot glue this "hemmed" fabric onto the bottom of the chalkboard/headboard.

Flip the black side of the blackboard/cardboard down exposing the batting,

Using white glue or tacky glue, draw a bead of glue all around the perimeter of the back side of the blackboard/headboard.

Lay the batting on top of the glue.  Add another beading of glue on top of the previous glue. Lay the second piece of batting on the first piece. 

Finally add the fabric.

Press the fabric into the glue. let dry for several hours. ( I let it dry with the fabric side down on a plastic sheet and a weight on the top)

Trim around the outside of the blackboard, as close as you can to the edge.

The fabric gives the blackboard some extra size so make sure it fits into the top of the headboard.  It may be necessary to shave some of the blackboard off the sides to get it to fit with the retractable utility knife.  When you are certain it will fit.  Quickly draw a bead of hot glue into the back of the headboard in the routed area and press the blackboard into it.

Your bed frame is finished!!!

Now all you need to do is make a sheet for your mattress, a comfortable bedspread, a pillow case and a pillow form.  A 15 page instruction pattern is available below.  When purchased, you will be directed to a website where you can download the pattern immediately.

The following pattern teaches you how to sew the bedspread onto the sheet/mattress cover so the bed will always look nice.  The Willie Wishers will be able to keep their bed's made and as a bonus, their feet will always stay warm.

You will also be able to sew boxed corners into the sheet.  Pillow form and pillow case patterns are included.

After your purchase you will be immediately directed to a link where you can download the pdf file.


(Eating in bed again?  Come on  Emerson, go to sleep already!)