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AT-AT August 30, 2012

Filed under: Crazy crafts — The Anonymous Mum @ 11:05 pm
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Being a stay at home mum my anxiety sometimes drives me to do some mad things sometimes.. but
usually creative – this post was made for offbeatmama.com(which I love) but I thought I’d post it here too 🙂

I have a dozen nappies boxes, and decided to pull out 4 of them and get creating

Now I don’t have any pictures of me putting it together, but the Mini Mr decided to destroy it 3 days
later(which was surprising that it took that long)

I used 2 boxes for the body, one full one for the middle, and a split box for the outer bits

I then used a third box to use as legs/the main support for my creation. I folded these like a triangle
to give it the most support and attached them to the body

I then made the other 2 legs to look more like my creation. So that the body and support legs could
still slightly rest on these two legs, ive made them strong enough not to bend. Basically the top and
bottom part of the legs are 3 bits of cardboard taped together (with a circle to sit on the knee and
hip)

And threaded into each other and taped some more for support

I then taped these to the body and used a small cardboard bracket behind them to hold them firm

And finally the head! I made a neck to hold it to the body by just using the corrugated portion of the
cardboard to my advantage by rolling it along the corrugated part, and made a pretty basic head .

And vwallaa!My Star Wars AT-AT attempt, aka imperial walker.. or as my mum calls it ‘the dinosaur’

I’m sure you could make all sorts of animals with these, and it would be an awesome thing to build
with your kids on wet days stuck inside

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Sock Monkeys! January 8, 2012

Filed under: Crazy crafts — The Anonymous Mum @ 9:45 pm
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Happy newyear!! hope everyone is well!

for xmas I made a few sock monkeys as I had a Paul Frank monkey at home and it didnt look that hard (and it cost like $20!) so I gave it a try!!

I used this pattern to help me figure out how to do it 🙂

Sock Monkey

Sock Monkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So here it goes! 2 socks!

 

Cut sock 1

Cut sock two(this will be the body)

Dont forget to sew things inside out

When stuffing make sure not to fray the edges as it makes it super hard to sew(and looks ugly)

Vwalaa!!!

Ive made a couple since these aswell.. My suggestion is not not use ‘winter’ socks and get the more  so jersey knit socks as they tend to fray less and looks less bunchy when stuffing 🙂
And getting socks that have a different coloured heal to the rest of the sock 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Boxes August 26, 2011

Filed under: Crazy crafts — The Anonymous Mum @ 12:38 am
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Boxes are fantastic!

They store things, nice things come in them, and who doesnt remember playing around with a washing machine or fridge box when they were younger?

Lately we’ve been buying boxes of nappies as its ALOT cheaper than small bags worth –  but i’ve been keeping the boxes just incase they would be good for storage or something for our little man to play with. In my mummyinsanity one day I decided to make a car out of one of them….

a couple days later the mummyinsanity arrived again and a train was born!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE TO SELF –  Spouts of trains will only remain on train for 1 minute tops!

I showed the huggies guys what I’ve been doing with their boxes.. and they sent me:

A box(and nappies inside).

I now have 2 boxes waiting for mumminsanity to arrive again, my next plan is a plane and a rocket ship!

 

What was your favourite thing to do with a box when you were younger???

 

Another crafty idea!

Filed under: Crazy crafts — The Anonymous Mum @ 12:08 am
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I had some spare fabric left over from mr’s tent and pram, so I decided to make him a beanbag

one side is fauxfur, and the other is just plain polarfleece.. the beanbag itself is like a cookie shape with a blake piece of fabric around the outside, and i’ve sown in the beans for safety 🙂

We find this beanbag fantastic for nappy changes during the day, when we need to give him teething stuff, and a warm cuddly place to go after hes had a shower/bath

 

A crafty idea August 22, 2011

Filed under: Crazy crafts — The Anonymous Mum @ 1:25 am
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As our MR has decided to be on his front the majority of the time in attempt to crawl, I decided to cover his minigym with a tent like configuration 🙂

Before:

After:

its all polarfleece type material(to keep him warm next to the window in winter) bought from Spotlight

 

 

 

Pimp my pram August 17, 2011

Filed under: Crazy crafts — The Anonymous Mum @ 11:33 pm
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While our MiniMan was still in his bassinet pram set I decided it would be a fantastic time to pimp his pram so all the ladies would look at him

This was done on a Steel Craft pram, with Fauxfur from Spotlight( only used maybe half a metre of one drop) and sewed on Velcro to the original seat so I could attach it. all up it probably cost $30+my time I also made little covers for the straps  as the seem so rough that close to their necks.

I find it has quite a few purposes –  its super comfy for him, keeps him warm, and he loves stroking it to make himself go to sleep (as well as getting other babies jealous)

He Seemed to like it the first time he went in it 🙂