It’s a boy! Meet Marcus, my first Sylvanian Family member

I hate to admit it, but I might have an addictive personality. Either that, or I am pre-disposed to be a hoarder.

It all started in Grade 2, when I started collecting Sanrio stuff. Mostly stationery, stickers, and anything Hello Kitty. My best friend and I would trade and accumulate, until our collections were quite impressive (for a 2nd grader anyway). Then it was comic books, computer games, anything Roxy, and most recently, scrapbooking stuff!

My Sanrio trading best friend got in touch with me recently, asking me to look for Sylvanian Families stuff, and I was like, “what’s that?”. After a quick Google search, and uhmn, several days of serial SF ogling online, uhmn… I can tell you that THEY ARE THE CUTEST THINGS!!! Uh-oh…

Dragging my hubby to the local toystore, here’s the little fella we took home with us!

The little guy came with a small and simple crib, so I thought I’d make a mattress, a pillow, and a blanket! Off to the craft store I went and bought scraps for 50cents each.

My sewing skills are not the best. They’re what I learned from Home Economics in high school, but it will have to do for now…

Rolled up a length of cotton fabric for the mattress and fitted it for the crib.

I hand stitched the edging and pulled the whole thing inside out. Basically did the same thing for the pillow and blanket! The blanket however I had two layers of green chiffon, lined them against a square piece of cotton, stitched the edging then turned it inside out. Heehee so cute!

Ta-da! Marcus can now sleep comfortably in his little crib…

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