My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Harry

I finally got around to making a My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Harry. First, I tried knitting his scarf at first …


… but that would take too long just to make one. So I decided to sew my own striped fabric.


Which turned out to be a success.


Then worked my way to actually making the My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Harry himself.


And then made his hooded cloak.


He turned out quite well – if I do say so myself 🙂

This version …


… is available now in my eBay store as a “Made to Order”. Click here for the direct listing.

And click here for the version WITH the Cloak.

Hope you think he’s cute as much as I do 🙂


IKEA TINDY Fabric Wall Art

I had a blank wall on one side of the living room above one of the lounge seat and knew I wanted a big art on it.

I had a spare framed canvas lying about aswell as an IKEA TINDY fabric amongst my fabric stash.


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I bought a staple gun the other day, and used it for the first time yesterday.

I was going to leave it as is, but because the frame was a 90cm x 90cm square, it just wasn’t big enough for the width of the wall – it just looked small with too much space surrounding it.

So I started painting portions of it last night and didn’t go to bed until 4am – yikes! Was I crazy!?


I am just keeping it black and white so it’s not too busy with colours and to balance out the black frames I have hung next to it.


I still have a bit more to paint on it but I’ll finish the rest throughout the week.

Now the frames next to it are also from IKEA and it’s the NYTTJA A4 frames. I took the backs of it off as well as the polystyrene plastic protection so I can easily interchange the art whenever I want without having to take the frames on and off the wall (I’ll just stick it on with washi tape on the corners, which seems on trend from what I’ve seen on Pinterest).

I might even make a vinyl decal for that space just above on the left hand corner or just get one more frame to balance it all out.

So, I’m pretty happy with it and even made a little one for Josh to colour and put up in their room when he’s finished.


I’ll take a photo of his one once he’s finished.

So a nice Sunday spent dressing up one wall of our living room. Hope you too have had a great weekend!

Mariane of CYSN

The Great Doll Quilt Swap

After my mini birthday weekend away, I received a message from a fellow Facebook Handmaiden, Cassie from Three Kittens about the GREAT DOLL QUILT SWAP she is running on her Facebook page – do check out those 2 cute My Teeny-Tiny Dolls® in her pic below 😛


Now I’ve never met Cassie face to face, but she’s been a liker of my Facebook page pretty much from the very beginning. Before really getting to know her in the Facebook world, I had nicknamed her “The Funny Lady”. When she’d comment on my status posts, and say something funny or witty, I’d relay it back to hubby and tell him “the funny lady from Facebook said this … or that…”

She’s been a lovely support to me on and off the Facebook, so really when the opportunity came up not only to be part of her showcase, but to try my hand at a new skill, hey, I’m in! And since I’m technically still on my “break” from CYSN and MTTD world (and before the new school year starts), it would be a nice creative break.

So, I got to thinking and pretty much had an idea straight away of what I wanted to do. I had some scrap pieces of fabric already cut up, so started piecing those together.


Now to sew it on a square piece of white fabric, I trialled on other pieces of fabric zig-zag stitches, but that didn’t turn out any good, so I hand appliqued it on instead (as this was a technique a saw a while back in a “how to” basic sewing book)


Once I was happy with the hand applique, I set about to attach the batting and backing fabric.


Honestly, YouTube and lots of sewing and craft blogs are great source of reference for most things you want to learn how to do. So I looked up different techniques for quilting.


I used this The Ultimate Quilt Binding Tutorial on YouTube and just used a store bought bias tape.


I had to re-do a few things (and stayed up quite late last night – or rather early this morning) and it’s not perfect, but, I love it for my first ever go. And it has a very Cook You Some Noodles® and My Teeny-Tiny Doll® (MTTD) attachment as the patchwork are MTTD body patterns. So, teeny-tiny drumroll please, here is my Doll Quilt contribution …


For the backing I used a red and white gingham with sewing paraphernalia print and measures 17″ x 17″.


The puffy quilting effect reminds me of those desk Japanese sand garden, hoping it will have a calming effect for its new owner.

CYSN the great doll quilt swap entry.

So, there you go, my first quilt 🙂

MTTD Pillows and Blankets

I found some more fabrics in my stash that I have had for a while (one of the first fat quarter fabrics I bought when I first started sewing), that I thought would make great teeny-tiny pillows and blankets.

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Along the way, Josh wanted me to make pillows and blanket for his My Teeny-Tiny Doll® James – I just used an old box for his bed and made a little fitted like sheet.

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Once Josh gave me his approval for his bedlinen, I finished sewing the blankets. So I have 4 sets of MTTD Bedlinen which includes 2 pillows and 1 reversible blanket.

Bedlinen Set 1 – “Blues Clues” Print/Yellow Fleece

Bedlinen Set 2 – “Doggy” Print/Baby Blue Fleece

Bedlinen Set 3 – “Doggy” Print/Red Fleece


Bedlinen Set 4 – “Patchwork” Print/Light Green Fleece


They are AU$32.00 for the set + shipping.

I also made 2 sets of Teeny-Tiny Pillow Case & Blanket for those who’ve already bought an MTTD Sleepover Tote Set, who may want a spare bedlinen.

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These are AU$20.00 per set + shipping (flat large letter rate)

They’ll be available in my bigcartel store 7pm (AEST) tonight – countdown timer here.


In the meantime, check out My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Nene who’s made a pillow and blanket fort for herself 🙂


“What’s Coming Up” Wednesday

Okay, I think I’m back in the My Teeny-Tiny Dolls® swing of things. Took a teeny-tiny break over the weekend making these Bunny Baby Slippersslippers 1

Also made an accompanying Bunny Shoe Shuffle video that can be found in my YouTube Channel.

I do still have 2 pairs left: a yellow and white polka dot in size 3-6  months and a green and white polka dots in 9-12 months. They are $28.00 a pair + shipping, so if you’re interested, just e-mail me at

With Easter coming up and having 2 cute MTTD Bunny Babies already made previously, I thought I’d make MTTD besties for them – one My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Aliali and bunny baby

And the other My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Charliecharlie and Bunny

MTTD Bunny Babies made using a Gingermelon pattern.

I also will have the My Teeny-Tiny “Fruit Tingles” Collection Dolls® back dolls 5

And along the way, I made My Teeny-Tiny Owl-ch! Doll® Bruiserbruiser 2

And will have My Teeny-Tiny Dolls® Rainbow Fairy and Georgina the Zebra as Made to Ordersrainbow fairy 2


These will be available in my bigcartel store on Sunday 17th March 8pm (AEST) – countdown timer here.

I’ll be adding more items along the way if I can manage to make other things.

The beginning of this week has been emotionally draining with just different stuff going on, so have been keeping myself busy. During a teeny-tiny break today, I made an Apple Pincushion that’s part of Joe Joe and the Teddy Bear‘s Facebook Pincushion Showcase also on Sunday night 9pm (AEST) – click on my photo below to direct you to my contribution:

Here’s My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Hayley trying to take a bite of the Apple Pincushionhayley and pin

To get updates on what else will be coming up, you can follow me on Facebook or visit back in my bigcartel store as I update it with more product info.

SALES CONDITION will apply to the bigcartel’s Sunday night product release. The My Teeny-Tiny Dolls® will be available to those whose last 11″ MTTD purchase was BEFORE 17th February.

So that’s my week so far and I still have to make something for Josh’s school friend for his birthday party on Sunday – so no pressure, hey 🙂

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Gotta Finish This …

Okay, enough with the dilly-dallying. I REALLY need to get a move on with my own personal Christmas present projects.  

Here’s one I HAVE to finish today.


I am making hand and sewing machine stitching them, as stitching it all by hand will take forever (even if I did have plenty of time to finish it)

The free apple coaster tutorial is from Purl Bee. I also want to make these citrus coasters


Okay, better get back to it. Ciao!

Hooray for Headbands

Okay, so I never did make it out of the house today to get that badly needed haircut I said I wanted to get in the last post. Bit sick and was too much of a sooki-la-lah to venture out in the cold.

So for the moment I made myself a headband to keep my long fringe out of my eyes. I used Heather Bailey’s free Hooray for Headbands™ pattern. She has them in 3 different sizes: baby, child and adult.

I had a fat quarter’s worth of a red bandana print cotton fabric which I’ve wanted to use for this project specifically and finally made one for myself.


It has ties at the back, but that’s not what keeps it on your head. There is an elasticised joint at the back covered by the ties – brilliant, hey?


Anyhow, I don’t feel good at the moment to get a haircut. I like getting a haircut when my skin is good, I feel great, that way, the new hairstyle tops off that good feeling. So maybe next week, when the red nose and watery eyes are gone.