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 …

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

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Which turned out to be a success.

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

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And then made his hooded cloak.

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

This version …

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… 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:)

My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Macey

Remember the #ShowYourStripes socks I posted on my Facebook page

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And on my Instagram page

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The story behind it was, a lady at work for her farewell had these socks available to help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Randwick hashtags #25for25 #ShowYourStripes #forRMHR. I got extra ones, and thought that I would make a My Teeny-Tiny Doll® or two and auction them to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Randwick (RMHR).

I did make one last weekend and she said a quick hello!

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I was just waiting for RMHR’s fundraising approval and I received it today – thanks Jaclyn if you’re reading this:) So now I can reveal her properly.

Introducing My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Macey

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Her cute teeny-tiny beanie is made from the toe part of the red and white striped socks. I also made her in the Ronald McDonald classic colours of red, yellow and white.

I will be auctioning her off in my eBay store and donating 100% of the winning bid to Ronald McDonald House Randwick

“Since opening in 1991, Ronald McDonald House Randwick has provided a ‘home away from home’ for 32 families a night, every night. We also provide all the facilities that you would have at home, so you can travel light.

… the house provides more than just the practical necessities of life. When families have to travel far from home to receive medical care for their sick child, finding affordable accommodation in an unfamiliar city only adds to their stress and anxiety.  So when families’ lives have been turned upside down, we offer a warm, welcoming place to stay that is supportive and understanding.  We try to offer a little bit of ‘normal’ when life is disrupted, painful, and confusing.

The role of our caring staff and volunteers is to ‘lighten the families’ load’ and to ensure that they are offered the help and support they need to be able to focus on what really matters – their family.”

So mine, and My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Macey’s hat goes off to RMHR and all their wonderful dedicated volunteers.

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She is available now to bid on in my eBay store – click here for the listing. She will be up for 5 days and will be posted 1 business day after the winning bidder pays via PayPal.

Once the PayPal payment comes through I will be donating 100% of proceed to the Ronald McDonald House Randwick.

You can also donate directly to the Ronald McDonald House – click here.

To find out more about Ronald McDonald House, click here

Table Hammock

I first saw this idea a while back and thought one day I’d make something like it for my boys. It’s from Emily’s Joyful Abode and can be found here.

Photo courtesy of Joyful Abode

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So last night I made one. I had a lot of scuba fabric I hadn’t used yet that I had bought from Spotlight and I thought that it’d be the perfect material for a hammock (I didn’t have a blanket long enough to be able to wrap around our dining table).

So I wrapped the scuba fabric around my table and cut it up to size and sewed the ends. Once I sewed it up, it was way too big so I adjusted it by cutting the excess fabric (I had another idea for that extra part).

Here it is!

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And here is my little guy this morning.

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The hammock will be soothing for him, relax and increase his concentration. “The motion of swinging restores balance to the vestibular system, provides proprioceptive input (deep pressure) and generally helps autistic-spectrum children feel more “in balance”. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/2123345

As for the excess cut-off, I sewed up the sides length ways and made a tube out of it.

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The stretch of the scuba fabric will give resistance that’ll help my little one’s sensory processing needs through deep calming pressure, heavy work and proprioceptive input (help him keep track of his joint position in his body). It’ll help him develop spatial and body awareness, muscle strength, motor planning and creativity.

These tools hopefully will help him self calm and provide the necessary sensory input he needs for a more balanced day:)

Please note, I made the hammock and stretchy tube to help with my little boy’s sensory processing needs with the advice from our occupational therapist.

Happy New Year 2016

Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!

May the New Year bring you joy, fun, laughter and love. I’d love for you to continue the journey with me here at Cook You Some Noodles® and thank you for your company in 2015.

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Like the past 4 years, I’ve welcomed in the New Year with a {NEW} My Teeny-Tiny Doll®

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She is available now in the shop *** SOLD OUT ***

Have a wonderful 2016!

Picture Ledge Art

Continuing the pretty-ing up my place project, I’ve moved on to another wall at our place.

After taking down our fabric Christmas tree …

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… the wall is looking empty and bare. So off to Pinterest I go to get some inspirations.

Photo courtesy of Decoholic Interior Designs

Photo courtesy of IKEA

Photo courtesy of Smart Furniture

Photo courtesy of Very First Apartment

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You can see more pics in my Ledge Art Pin Board.

Now here’s what I have so far.

wall 1

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  1. Armchair, black picture ledge, lamp, wooden figurine, black picture frame and corner TV table from IKEA (can you tell I love IKEA)
  2. Ottoman from Kmart (holds more of my fabric stash)
  3. Cushion (on sale for $10) and faux succulent pot plant (1 of 3) from Typo
  4. Plain white canvas that I put a vinyl typography “but first, coffee” using Picmonkey to create the words and my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the transfer vinyl.

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5. Free Flamingo printable from Oh So Lovely

Photo courtesy of Oh So Lovely

I cropped it into a square to fit the square picture frame.

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2 more items I want to get to complete the wall is a big letter “C” from Typo and a set of 3 faux succulents pot plants from Kmart

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One of the things I want to do more in 2016 is to have friends over and just enjoy some good company. So having my place all nice and pretty and welcoming will push me to pick up the phone and invite friends over.

Now as for the sewing table side of my work area that I put the peg board up on – original post here

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… it’s still a work in progress, but I have added a few things on it.

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Rail with hanging buckets to house the tools I need, thread and thread holders, scissors (I used wooden golf tees and cut them short to hang the scissors in place) and other pretty things (wooden house, mini buckets and clipboard with felt swatches). I am adding to it organically, seeing what items I need while sewing but also making it a little artistic.

So there you are. Very happy at the moment that I will welcome 2016 with a nice apartment to look at.

Do you have any goals, plans that you want to do in the New Year?