Despite making lots of larger scale diorama scenery in the past, I'm still new to using Sylvanian Families buildings, figures and accessories, so I thought it would be helpful to work on a temporary display while I waited for my big diorama tables to be finished. I figured I would probably learn something plus have … Continue reading Temporary Street Scene – part 1
Hanging by a Thread was a challenge this month to use cord, string or yarn to make items for Sylvanians. My Lakeside Lodge and Treehouse have no accessories, so this was my chance to make a net hammock to hang up in the Polaris Family cabin. You can use any yarn or string or cord … Continue reading DIY Replacement Hammock for Calico Critters Lakeside Lodge
Not everyone gets to build a 27 foot long toy town diorama in their basement. Going out is a massive physical challenge for me, so we're bringing outdoor adventures to me this way. Here's a panorama of our progress so far. The back wall is 13 feet wide and side walls are 7 feet long. … Continue reading Starting a Large Diorama Project
In January I returned to Sylvania after a break ready to do some shopping and a little bit of one-armed crafting. I've been puttering about perfectly happy to be doing anything Sylvanian while my husband builds the exciting diorama display tables for me. Here's my monthly review of Buy vs DIY. BUY: After months of … Continue reading January 2018 Review
"Scrubby Dubby" has been the current theme of the biweekly forum crafting challenge that ended today. The challenger, Kaz of Crabapple Crossings, predicted that a two week deadline would provide motivation to start AND finish a small project. She was correct. I've been wanting to build a little washing line for several years and just … Continue reading One Little Washing Line
Originally I posted this pattern on the forum, but it's tricky to find old posts, so I'm saving it here too. I used a 2.25mm hook and craft cotton. Pattern is in US crochet terminology. Be sure to have your baby with you when you crochet so you can check the fit. 1. Make a … Continue reading Crochet Hats for Sylvanian Babies
"A winter vacation in Hawaii?" Ludwig asked himself as he settled by the bedroom stove in his slippers, sweater, and ear mittens to look at some travel brochures. "Why not? I didn't buy my suitcases just to clutter up my bedroom!" . So he packed. . Arriving on a rainy night, Ludwig couldn't see the … Continue reading Aloha Ludwig!