Dory Plastic Canvas Box

I had already created this Dory plastic canvas box for a Disney themed letterboxing event that I am hosting in a few months when I was contacted by one of my blogging friends. She issued an invitation to join 29 other bloggers in celebrating the release of Finding Dory throughout the entire month of June. Click here to see all of the other amazing posts. A big thanks to Becca at Love Our Crazy Life for hosting and organizing this blogger collaboration!

To start, download the instructions using the link below.

Dory Box Instructions

I always start with the lid when I make these boxes because once I have the lid done, I really don’t have to look at the pattern anymore.

Download the lid pattern with the following links:

Dory box lid pattern

Dory lid sides pattern

I didn’t list the colors I used because they were all scraps and I didn’t have the exact names. Use the colors that you feel best work for Dory. If you don’t like the bright orange box, pick any color you like that works.

When you get done stitching your lid together, it should look like the photo below. You’ll notice this isn’t Dory. I had already finished the Dory box before I found out about this 30 days of Dory blogging collaboration and so didn’t have step by step pictures of her box.

box top underside not attachedThe very top row of stitching will be shorter than the rest of the pattern.

box top back last row stitchingNext you will need to stitch the box itself. Download the pattern using the following link.

Dory Box pattern

Your pattern should look like this when finished.

Dory Stitch pattern close up

Once you have all of the box sides stitched and the bottom cut (don’t stitch the bottom) line up the pieces like in the photo below. Make sure that the back of your sides will all face in once the box is put together.

Plastic Canvas Box bottom piecingStitch the box sides together following the instructions in the first download, leaving the back piece without an overcast stitch.

box bottom attaching the sides

box bottom attaching the sides second picbox bottom no overcast on back top

All that is left to do is attach the lid to the box. Because the lid is wider so that it will sit on the box correctly, you will need to overcast two stitches on either side of the back of the lid before using a whip stitch to attach it to the box.

Dory box open

Now you’re ready to fill your box with all your Dory toys! Don’t forget to check out the post from the other 29 bloggers participating in this month of Dory!







Avengers Emblems: Captain America

What better way to kick off an Avengers set than with a Captain America plastic canvas pattern? I mean, he is the first Avenger after all!

This pattern required a bit more focus when I was stitching. Usually I can put a project down and easily pick it back up a few hours later or even the next day. I actually had to mark off what rows I had already stitched on my pattern so I could keep track of where I was.

I was sure glad when I got the red and the inner blue done. Having that much done meant I no longer had to focus so much on the pattern. I just had to fill the inner areas with white and the four corners with blue.

almost doneIf you look closely at my hand-drawn pattern in the photo above, you will see where I was marking off my rows.

The finished product produces a square of about 7 1/4 inch when using size 7 canvas. The pattern was made on size 10 canvas so the ruler measurements on the side show a 5 inch square.

Click the link below to download the pattern.

Captain America Emblem Pattern

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Doctor Who Wordsearch

Here’s a quick and easy puzzle for you! But don’t just search for the words in the list, check out what else you can find! I love putting in things from other fandoms in my wordsearches. How many extras can you find?

Doctor Who Wordsearch TeaserIf you’re ready to dive in, just click on the download below.

Doctor Who Wordsearch

And though I’m sure you won’t be needing it, here’s the answers.

Doctor Who Wordsearch Answers

Have fun!

Disney Framework–Difficulty: Hard

I created this puzzle almost a year ago for a Disney themed event I’m hosting later this year. It turned out to be too difficult for what I need. In fact, it is impossible to finish without a few letters put in for you.

As usual, I gave the puzzle to my sister to try. When she came back 45 minutes later with only one third of the puzzle done and a frustrated look on her face I knew I couldn’t use this for my event. That doesn’t mean I can’t put it out here for you to try! She also pointed out that one of the characters I included isn’t a Disney character. A quick glance told me she was right. I wonder if you will be able to spot the name? There’s only one that doesn’t belong. Do you know all of the characters? If so, you are a true Disney fan.

Disney Framework--Hard partial teaserAs I said before, some of the letters have been filled in for you. You will have to jump around quite a bit to complete this puzzle.

Good luck!

Disney Framework Puzzle–Hard

Disney Framework Puzzle–Hard Answers