Happiness is… (xviii) Sylvanianizing!

2 Apr

If you’ve been reading this blog for quite a bit now, then you know I can be quite obsessive. And when it comes to things I absolutely love, like Sylvanian Families, I do tend to get carried over a bit and turn everything I have into similarly themed items. I did the exact same thing ages ago with Hello Kitty, remember? Although I still do carry “Kitty-fied” things with me, these days, I much prefer to  “Sylvanianize.”

Sylvanianize [sil-vey-nee-uh-nīz]

  1. provide or complement with Sylvanian Families accessories
  2. design or produce something with a Sylvanian Families theme

When I think back to when it began, I suppose it would be the day I started playing around with the idea of personalizing my phone.  A♥ had given me a very expensive bumper case as an alternative to the Hello Kitty silicon cases I used but it just seemed too plain for me. I was toying with the idea of having a Sylvanian Families cover case professionally made but I kept holding back because of the expense. Adding a back cover to my bumper case (to replace the velvet cover it came with) seemed a whim at first but I grew to love the idea. I started with a Union Jack design and then made several more Sylvanian-themed back covers as  got increasingly adept at switching covers.

DIY phone unionjack copy

Another back cover, this one with my favorite “Jerry Maguire” line.DIY SF phone copy

The plugy is a DIY too, made from a Sylvanian Families gashapon figure, a hook screw, and a plugy attachment.

DIY plugy copy

I then moved on to notebooks, making stickers and notebook covers for them. Here is one I use for my Sylvanian Families inventory. It’s not pink, but it’s the shade of blue I really do love.🙂

DIY SF notebook copy

Mugs became easy targets once I received one that I can personalize. After I finished with one, I immediately got a hankering to do more. Fortunately, there are plenty of them at stores, and at different price ranges too.

DIY SF mug copy

I hesitate to use the word ‘last” because I doubt if this will be the last of its DIY kind. I’ve been having a lot of fun with felt from my lens cap holder project that I have moved on to making them in Sylvanian designs as well.

Here’s a chocolate rabbit…DIY chocolate rabbitand here’s my first attempt at a charcoal cat. Not too shabby, right?DIY charcoal cat copy

I like DIY projects a bit too much to stop right away. I guess that Sylvanian bug has really bitten me hard. And what can I say? It really does make me happy. So, for now, I will continue to: Sylvanianize, Sylvanianize, Sylvanianize!

8 Responses to “Happiness is… (xviii) Sylvanianizing!”

  1. Santie April 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Always so lovely to see your crafts!!! They always brighten my days.🙂
    My latest is a custom Sylvanian coffee mug and a printed mousepad… Would love to try your felt Sylvanians! Can see them blinging up my university books soon!

    • Kittymama April 4, 2013 at 11:17 am #

      Thanks, Santie! I’m stuck at home right now (sick again!) and they keep me sane. I’ve a few drawn patterns already and I am thinking of doing a Whiskers cat as soon as I am well enough to buy more felt cloth.🙂

  2. Nina April 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    Hello Kittymama!
    I wanted to let you know that I love the notebook cover you made! It looks really nice. And the felt faces you have created are awesomely cute!!!😀 I just have to look at them again and again.
    Regards, Nina

    • Kittymama April 9, 2013 at 11:49 am #

      Thank you, Nina! These are the little things that brighten my day too, and they do keep me from buying more stuff I don’t need.:-)

  3. susanlovely76 April 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    L’ha ribloggato su C r i s t i a n a *.

  4. Svetlanna Cagasca (@svetlannac) April 17, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    Wow! I will definitely try to make that felt lens holder and that cute notebook!😀 Where did you buy the garter for your notebook?

    • Kittymama April 18, 2013 at 11:14 am #

      The notebook came with the garter band. There are inexpensive notebooks you can get from Fully Booked and Powerbooks; they look like Moleskines but come in more colors.🙂

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