Whilst out shopping last weekend we stumbled across these little foam chairs for children. Munchkin immediately fell in love with them. It was just her size! And light enough that she can push it around on the floor easily. As we’d been discussing seating options for her for a while (bean bags and big cushions) we decided to get one.
Just after purchasing it, Munchkin decided it would make a fantastic walking aid. And so with her teddy and dolly sitting comfortably, she commenced doing laps of the living, dining and kitchen areas.
There was only one problem. It was a twitch inducing colour, with a dreadful print on the front and was covered in exceedingly poor quality cotton. It needed to be rectified, and as quickly as possible!
It’s that time of the year! That time when Spring arrives and all the shelves in every store are full of chocolate bunnies and pretty chocolate eggs. That time when we eat too many and then swear never to eat chocolate again.
As I’m something of an enabler when it comes to spoiling ones-self and others; and in order to aid with your chocolate consumption and gifting this year, I’ve made up a pretty little Easter bunny milk carton template that you can customise with the names of both the gifter and giftee… or you could just fill in your name in both spaces.
It’s quite simple and subtle, so it will allow your gorgeous gift inside to take centre stage.
Or simply print it off if you want them left blank.
The finished box is 9cm wide x 9cm deep x 13 cm high
It’s as simple as printing it out on A3 card stock, cutting it out, scoring along the dotted lines and folding.
Update: I’ve had a question about ‘card stock’. Sorry, I should have been clearer. Just print it out on the thickest card you can get through your printer. Anything about 160 gsm should work well.
Then use double-sided tape or paper glue to stick it together and you’ll have a super cute little box in a jiffy.
In the interest of full disclosure, the inspiration for this little design came from one of my favourite outfits for Munchkin. We bought it in Australia. It’s this beautiful little jumpsuit by Oeuf NYC. I love it so much I’ve plans to buy it in more colours and larger sizes so that she can wear them for as long as possible.
My templates and tutorials are free for personal use only
I’ve updated this blog post to include the images and clearer pattern I created when Mollie Makes printed it. I hope it helps!
One of my all time favourite wardrobe items is a silk and cashmere cardigan by Alana Hill that I’ve owned for about 7 years (bought when Alana Hill still made luxurious garments and not the disappointing polyester items you find now). I’ve worn it until it’s almost falling apart. My favourite part of it? It’s covered in crochet cherries! A few years ago I decided another of my cardigans needed cherries and so created a few crochet cherry brooches. I sold a few of them on Etsy and then started to teach myself letterpress, and so the brooches were put to the side.
But today I decided that one of Munchkin’s onesie/ bodysuit needed a little decoration and pulled out one of my brooches. I’ve re-worked the pattern and I’ve decided to share it with you. They’re quick to do and look fabulous as brooches, sewn onto clothing, glued onto cards… the options are endless. Never crochet before? No problem, go to the end of this post for a list of video tutorials and links you can use to teach yourself the stitches you need to make this project. All that’s required is a 2.5 mm crochet hook and some thread.
Crochet Cherry Pattern
In the colour you have selected for the Cherry (I used DMC 351 Embroidery thread as I needed such a little bit of thread for this project, I love the colour and it’s beautifully soft) and using a 2.5mm crochet hook create a ‘Magic Ring’. ch 3 and tr 17 into the Magic Ring. Pull the Magic ring tight and join to third ch using the Invisible Fasten Off Method.
Using the red yarn and the 3mm crochet hook provided create a magic ring. Work ch 3 and tr 17 into the magic ring
Pull the magic ring tight and join to third ch, fasten off and weave in the ends. Repeat steps one and two to create two cherries.
In the green yarn and using the 3mm crochet hook provided; leave a tail about 13 centimeters long and ch 16. Starting with 2nd ch from hook,** hdc in next ch, dc into next 2 ch, tr in next ch, dc into next 2 ch, hdc into next ch***, sl st into next ch.
Repeat from ** to ***, ch 2.
Turn work to start work on reverse side of chain. Repeat from ** to ***, sl st into next ch, repeat from ** to ***, ch 2 and connect to first chain, fasten off.
Take both the start and end tails and backstitch through the holes left by the center chain to create the leaf ‘veins’. Weave in the ends.
Using the green yarn, create a slip stitch and pull through to the front of the cherry, leave knot and tail on the back and pull the working yarn to the front.
Ch 5. Pull last chain through to back of 1st cherry.
Ch 1, finish off.
Repeat steps 7 to 9 with second cherry. Weave in the ends.
Now you’re ready to sew it on to whatever garment you’d like. I used a single thread of the matching DMC Embroidery thread to stitch my cherries to this cute onesie/ bodysuit from The White Company
New to crochet?
Here are a whole heap of tutorials and videos for you to use to create this project:
Love the template and tutorial on the previous post but don’t have a lot of time to do all the cutting and scoring?
I’ve a few extra sets of this Little Mr Robot Advent calendar for sale. You receive 24 numbered bodies and 24 heads, pre cut and pre-scored!
All you have to do is fold them, apply glue or double sided tape and add the presents.
I’m selling them for 40 chf (43 US$) inclusive of postage! If you’d like a set just click here add your payment and shipping information and I’ll have them shipped off to you within 2 – 3 working days. Read more
I’m running three ateliers (a minimum of 2 and a maximum 5 people at each):
On Friday the 23rd of November at 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
On Saturday the 24th at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
And on the 24th at 10:00am to 12:00pm for children with help/ supervision from their parents.
They’re held in English as my conversational french is not great and would mean you’d be frustrated and we’d still be there 5 hours later
For 50chf you get a pre-cut template and access to all the required materials for you to assemble your calendar. As well as access to art supplies (paints, pastels, pencils etc) for you to decorate it and 24 chocolates to put in your calendar (or to eat if you’ve got other little gifts in mind!).
Afternoon tea is also provided.I’ll be there to help you put them together and to provide aid wherever needed.If you’re interested, please contact me via email at email@example.com or via the contact form on this site.
Information about the atelier for children (with parental supervision and assistance provided).
The bottom tray and inserts are already assembled. This means the children get to decorate the top and sides of their calendar and to fill them with their choice of chocolate/ lollies. I’ll do the final steps so that they depart with a complete calendar