Sunday, 18 August 2019

5,000 fans on Facebook!

Earlier this week, this happened!

Original photo taken from OCC Spain's Facebook page.  It was taken in the Saharawi Fields.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

It's our 7th birthday today!

Thank you to everyone who contributes to the Facebook page - the people who share photos of what they have made for their shoeboxes, the people who comment and encourage others, the people who share our posts and the people who click 'like'.   There would be no page without you.

Today we have 4,975 fans, which is a lot more than the 30 I anticipated back in 2012.  Thank you for joining our little community.  And remember - happiness is handmade!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

How to make a Carry Cot for a Mini Baby Doll

How to make a carry cot for a mini baby doll

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a carry cot for a mini baby doll.  The fabric sizes given here will result in a carry cot to fit the Little Baby Doll from Wilkinsons in the UK. These sweet dolls measure 6 ¾ - 7 inches (17 - 18 cm) from head to toe.  If you want to make one for a different sized doll, please scroll to the bottom of the post to see how to alter the pattern.  The figures in the square brackets [ ] refer to that section.

If you use this, or any of our patterns, we'd love to see photos of what you make. You can send them to craftingforshoeboxes[at]gmail[dot]com or post them on our Facebook page.  Happiness is handmade.

I was inspired to make this by Stevie's original knitting pattern which is available here.

This lovely carry cot was made by one of our members, Jean.  She also crocheted the little bear nestled inside it.

And here's Samara's version - isn't it pretty?