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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - sail ships

There's something about sail ships - especially the large ones - that has always fascinated me. So when, a couple of weeks ago (on a rare day off without the kids) we found out that we could not only admire the ships but also visit them - well, I just had to go!

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - sail ships

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - sail ships

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - sail ships

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - sail ships

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - sail ships

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - sail ships

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - sail ships


(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - sail ships

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - sail ships


There was a bit of everything, from some of the school ships of the Portuguese navy (the most famous of which is the NRP Sagres in the photo above) to replicas of the Portuguese and Spanish sail ships that roamed the world in the 15th and 16th centuries.  They were docked, so no sails up, but still beautiful. Overall, a great day!
 
Happy Wednesday!


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

DIY Play Food - cheese slices

Following up on last week's felt play hamburgers, today I'm showing you how to make simple cheese slices for your kids to play with. Because when it comes to toys, keeping things simple is often the best.

DIY Play Food - cheese slices, tutorial and pattern


These can be made in next to to nothing and the kids can help in the process too. 


DIY Play Food - cheese slices, tutorial and pattern

Here's the tutorial:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Welcome to The Really Crafty Link Party #89!

Hello, and welcome! I'm so glad you could join us and share what you've been working on lately.

This is a party, so please try to visit at least a couple of other links and share it on social media - the more, the merrier!

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As usual, the linkup will be open until next Thursday and I will be posting the features on Friday, October 20th.

Did you miss last week's amazing features? Click the image blow to check them out:

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2017/10/the-really-crafty-link-party-88-featured-posts.html


The Really Crafty Link Party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to link up all your crafty posts: DIYs, printables, home decor, tutorials, recipes, whatever you want to share. Feel free to share as many links as you want, and old posts are welcome!

I have no problem if you want to add the same link in more than one week; it will still be eligible for a feature but please note that I will comment and add it to the Pinterest board only once.You can add posts on other subjects (family friendly please), but only craft related posts will have a chance to be featured and will be pinned to the party's Pinterest board.

If you host your own party, add it too - it may not be featured, but you'll be sharing it with all of us anyway, and everyone loves to discover new parties!




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There are no thumbnails in the party, so in the "name" field of the linky make sure you add an interesting title/description to your post. If you follow me via any social media (icons in the side bar) let me know in the comments and I'll make sure to follow you back!

By linking up you give me permission to use your photos in features or round-ups, and to share your posts on social media (always with a link back to you for proper credit).







Thank you again for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

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Two Toned Elephant Softie

My kids are growing up but their love for soft toys doesn't seem to be decreasing so far. So when my daughter received her first sewing kit on her birthday, she decided she wanted an elephant softie. Off we went in search of an easy pattern - we printed a few but in the end I decided to make our own.

Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial


And then I asked her if she wanted a boy elephant or a girl elephant. Well, she couldn't decide and then said she wanted one of each. So we compromised with a blue and pink elephant (it's blue on one side and pink on the other).

Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial

Here's a small tutorial in case you want to make one too.

Materials needed: 
  • soft felt in two contrasting colors (you can also use fleece)
  • the pattern - download here
  • sewing thread
  • two buttons for the eyes (if you're making this for a baby, replace the buttons for a small circle of felt in the color of your choice and sew it tightly)
  • polyester filling 

Instructions:
  • print and cut the pattern 
  • place the pattern over the felt and trace all around
  • cut the elephant pieces
  • sew the ears first - make sure they mirror each other
Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial

  • place the body pieces one on top of the other, wrong sides together, and sew with a simple stitch or a blanket stitch, adding the filling as you go. 
Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial

I usually prefer to sew all around and leave just an opening for filling, but in this case due to the size of the trunk and the legs, it's easier to fill them while you are sewing for better access.
Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial

This elephant is still nameless, but has been following my daughter everywhere so I'm guessing she's happy with the result. And proud too, because she helped with the pattern drawing and cutting and with the filling as well.  

Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial


Happy Monday,

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Friday, October 13, 2017

The Really Crafty Link Party #88 featured posts!

Hello and welcome. It's Friday and as usual it's time to showcase the featured posts of the latest edition of the Really Crafty Link Party!

I loved reading all your posts this week, so a big thank you to everyone who linked up, shared on social media and visited during the last few days.

The Really Crafty Link Party #88 featured posts


Check out this week's amazing features below!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10 favorite fall ideas...

...from The Really Crafty Link Party!


Hello and welcome to another seasonal roundup of The Really Crafty Link Party, this time to re-share some wonderful fall projects!

10 favorite fall ideas from The Really Crafty Link Party


There's a bit of everything, from paper crafts and painting to crocheting, so... scroll down and check a few of my favorite fall ideas from past editions of The Really Crafty Link Party!


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - the beach in October

I love going to the beach all year round, but since summer seems reluctant to leave this year, October has so far been the perfect month for beach time.

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - the beach in October

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - the beach in October


The ocean, great weather and no crowds = a happy weekend.

Enjoy your Wednesday!


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