Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Another Craft Show

We are attending another craft show!

Parkdale Bazaar Craft Show
Queen St. West and Cowan
11 - 5pm

Saturday, August 14th.

We will have tons of tag blankets, burp clothes, change pads, crinkle squares, and even a few toys.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Toronto Craft Show

We went to our first craft show in Toronto on Saturday, at the Parkdale Bazaar, on Queen Street West!

Turn out was great, and we sold a number of blankets and crinkle sets, as well as burp cloths and fabric memory games!

Everyone loved our fabric options that we have.

All in all, a great day, and looking forward to the next show!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dinosaur Pattern

It's finished!

We've added the Dinosaur Tag Lovey e pattern to our etsy store.

We would love to hear what people think, and can't wait to see what people come up with!

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Fabrics

We've got some great new fabrics coming to Trapdoor Handmade.

Animals, outerspace, letters! Some for boys, some for girls!

These are soon going to be available on our etsy store.

If you wish to order outside of etsy, or want to avoid paying shipping prices, please email us directly at

If you want to order a tag blanket or a stroller blanket using one of the fabrics below, please email us with the image number, and the colour minky you wish.


Tag Blanket with ribbons (approx 16"x16", not including ribbons) : $20.00
(Tag blankets are made with your choice of fabric, and your choice of coloured dot minky. Black, Chocolate Brown, Pink, Baby Blue, or Sage Green)

Stroller Blanket (approx 20"x30") : $32.00
(Stroller Blankets are made with your choice of fabric, and your choice of Spa Minky. Blue, pink or white. Spa minky is a very soft and plush fabric.)

Check out the new fabrics below. (and don't forget to check out etsy store for some of our other tag blankets, made from great designer fabrics!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

FREE Journals

Right now we are offering a Free Handmade Hardcover Journal with any purchase from our Etsy Store.

These Journals are the perfect size to throw in your purse or diaper bag, they measure 3" x 5".

Colour and Design of cover will vary.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Drawstring Bag Tutorial

This is a quick and easy drawstring bag we use for our Fabric Memory Games. You can also use these to put presents in or adjust the sizing and make it a wine bag.

I’ve also included an option to square off the bottom of the bag. This makes it sit a bit nicer when full.

If you don’t want to add the square bottom no problem, just stop after step 9.

If you want to take a look at our Fabric Memory Games check out our etsy store at


Fabric Required: 10” x 22” piece


Co-ordinating Thread



Rotary Cutter


Sewing Machine

1. Cut Fabric to 10” x 22”.

This will be folded and sewn together to make a bag aprox. 9” x 9.5”.

The square bottom option will be approx. 9” x 7.5”.

You can adjust the measurements to make the bag any size you would like.

2. Fold the fabric with the right sides together with the 10” sides matching up. This will leave you with a shape that is10”x11”.

Press the fold to create a crease.

3. Pin the two sides together, and starting from the closed, folded bottom edge, sew with a 1/4” seam allowance and

stop when you are 2.5” from the top of the bag. Repeat on the other side

4. Turn bag right side out and press the open seams of the bag flat, 1/4”.

5. Starting with one of the top pieces of fabric, turn and press the edge in by 1/4”.

6. Turn and press the same edge again, in by 3/4”. This is creating the casing for the ribbon.

7. Sew across the folded edge.

8. Repeat steps 6 - 8 for the other side.

9. Thread ribbon through the two casings. Using a safety pin can help with the threading. I put one piece of ribbon through both casings, but you can also use two ribbons and thread them through both sides in opposite directions.

Now the bag is finsihed unless you would like to add the square bottom

If you would like to square off the bottom of the bag to make it look a bit nicer, you can do these extra steps.

1. Turn the bag inside out and fold the bag so the side seams are in the center. Press.

2. Measure from the tip, 1.5” down and draw a line across. Sew this line. Make sure to only sew one flap at a time.

You do not want to sew the two flaps together. Repeat this step for the other flap.

3. Cut 1/4’ higher then the sewn line. Repeat on the other side.

4. Turn the bag right side out and you are finished!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Dino Tag Blanket

We finished it! After many different pattern re dos the Dinosaur Taggie is done.

Minky on one side and flannel on the other, the tags are made out of Denim, Cotton, Chenille and Corduroy. Our test subject Hayden seemed to like it so it passed the baby test!

We will be listing Dino Taggies on our etsy site as well as the pattern so you can make your own. Look for the listings any day now!

up next, the caterpillar taggie!