Monthly Archives: March 2015

Day 2: Easter Eggs and Holder

Easter eggs!  I used white Sculpey Polymer Clay to make these eggs.

First I rolled a some clay into a small ball.

DSCN3276I shaped the ball into an egg shape by rolling the circle in my hand, but doing it more on one half of the circle than on the other.

DSCN3277 I made seven of these and baked them.  They took about 45 minutes to bake.

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After the eggs were baked, I used them to make the holder.  I formed the clay into a rectangle, about 3/8 of an inch thick.  I placed the egg on the rectangle and squished it down.
DSCN3283I did this eight times.  Squishing the clay around with the eggs distorted the original rectangle, so before I baked the holder I  smoothed everything out and corrected the edges.  The holder took about an hour to bake.
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Once everything was baked, I mixed together some acrylic paint and painted the eggs each a different color.  I painted the holder brown.

Finished product!

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Today’s New Listing… Flannel Pajama Shorts for Kidz n Cats Dolls

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Day 1: Doll Easter Basket

Since Easter is soon, I made some doll sized Easter baskets.  This week leading up to Easter I plan on posting cute and fun things I have made to fill the basket with goodies!

In their latest newsletter, Lee & Pearl included a tutorial on how to make a doll sized Easter basket out of card stock.  Here is where you can find it.  The basic directions require card stock, double sided tape and ribbon.  They have examples, however, of other supplies used such as embroidery floss.

For my versions, the first one I made using card stock, hot glue, and gift wrap cord.  The second one is without the woven part.  The handles are sturdy, as mine have two layers of card stock and two of normal printing paper.

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Today’s New Listing… Flannel Pajama Pants for Kidz n Cats Dolls

Cozy and warm!  Click the photo to view the listing:

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Today’s New Listing… Pink Ruffle Skirt – Kidz n Cats Dolls

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Today’s New Listing… Blue Floral Skirt

This week I am excited to begin offering Kidz n Cats Doll clothes in my shop!

Adorable blue floral skirt for spring and summer!  Click photo to view the listing:

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On the Hill – A Short Photo Shoot

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Shoes: Hobby Lobby

Skirt: see here

Sweater: see here

Hair bow: Girls hairtye with bow ribbon

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Today’s New Listing… Green Striped Skirt

Celebrate spring and summer in this bright skirt!  Click the photo to view the listing:

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Today’s New Listing… Upcycled Music Note Tank Top

This adorable tank top has two hand painted eighth notes on the front!  Click the photo to view the listing:1 full body

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Dance Racerback Tank for American Girl Dolls

I decided to go ahead and get the Racerback Tank Top pattern from Pixie Faire.DSCN3074

The tank turned out very cute!  However, I think that I will make a couple changes the next time I make one of these. DSCN3079The pattern requires sewing a snap on the shoulder closure (which is needed to get the tank on and off the doll).  I used a little piece of Velcro.  It isn’t as flat and uniform as it would be with a snap, but Velcro is easier to fasten.  The picture above shows the Velcro over the left shoulder.  I may try the snap method in the future, though.
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The tank top encloses on the side, rather than the back to ensure the cute racerback look.  This was no problem and worked quite well.  I just had to try it on the doll first to make sure it would match up.

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Since I do not own a serger and use zig-zag stitches to finish all raw seams, next time I will try making this top with a lining. This would remove messy hems and possibly make it reversible.
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The word DANCE, I printed with a regular printer onto a sheet of dark iron-on transfer paper.  With my scissors I cut out each letter and removed the inside of the D and A with my X-Acto knife.  With a press of the iron, I bonded the letters to the top!

The tank paired with some boy cut shorts made from this Pixie Faire pattern and dance fabric, makes the perfect outfit for dance class!

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