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Swimming at the Beach — A Photoshoot

Recently I picked up a cute girl’s swimsuit to upcycled into a doll swimsuit.  It was my first time making a swimsuit using my sewing machine, so my dolls get to keep this one!

The swim fabric has pairs of flip flops on it in many different colors.  I used the free swimsuit pattern on Pixie Faire here.  I didn’t fold the fabric twice over, just used the lining that was already in the girl’s swimsuit.  I used white fold over elastic to finish the edges.

The blue shorts I upcycled from a girl’s rashgaurd.  I used this pattern on Pixie Faire.  These shorts are super quick and you don’t even need elastic!

I got the pink little water shoes from Sophia’s.  You can see them here.  I did realize they have cardboard insoles which came unglued when they got wet.  I will probably cut new insoles from craft foam and put them in the shoe instead.

You can read how I made the flower hair clip here.

On to the photos!

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By the Lake, Photo Shoot Part 3

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Her outfit:

Hat: see here

Leggings: made from pattern also used here

Sweatshirt: see here

T-shirt: see here

Shoes: Sophia’s

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By the Lake, Photo Shoot Part 2

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By the Lake, Photo Shoot Part 1

I took a whole bunch of pictures in this photo shoot, so I’ll be posting them in three parts.  Here is part 1!DSCN3692DSCN3691DSCN3688 DSCN3710 DSCN3707 DSCN3718DSCN3713Come back tomorrow for part 2!

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Playing Chalk – A Short Photo Shoot

DSCN3236 DSCN3239 DSCN3251 DSCN3246DSCN3247DSCN3254Her Outfit:

Shoes: Hobby Lobby

Skirt: Made by me – a rectangle cut from a cotton handkerchief, hemmed, and an elastic waistband

Leggings: See here

Sweatshirt: Made with Simplicity pattern 4297, sweatshirt B

Hat: Made by me – up-cycled from a human top and sewn to make a hat, for a little more on this method of making a beanie, see here


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Day 3: Coloring Easter Eggs Photoshoot

To do this fun photo shoot, I had to build a table.  At first I thought I would just use scrap booking paper and foam board to make the table.  Luckily, I discovered some wood scraps from a house project!

For basic measurements, I used this tutorial on a doll picnic table.  Mine is a little smaller, at just about 17 inches long, 7 /2 inches wide and 8 inches tall.  When I had finished putting it together, I painted it white.  I am excited to use this table in more photo shoots!

If your dolls want to color eggs too, here is the template for the Egg Dyeing Kit.

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In the Field Photo Shoot

I took Rebecca for a photo shoot in a field the other day!DSCN3088 DSCN3095DSCN3094DSCN3092DSCN3090DSCN3096 DSCN3105

A breeze was blowing her hair and cardigan.DSCN3097 DSCN3112 DSCN3102DSCN3133Her Outfit…

Boots: Sophia’s

The rest is made by me:

Tank – this pattern

Leggings – this pattern, for the small changes I made when making the black leggings, see this post

Scarf – this tutorial

Cardigan –  this tutorial, originally seen in this post

Beanie: Cut from the top of a sock and sewn, for more details view this post


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Doll Photo Shoot: Playing Battleship

I found a mini Battleship game, and the doll’s just had to give it a try!IMG_1815 IMG_1817 IMG_1818 IMG_1820 IMG_1822 IMG_1826 IMG_1825 IMG_1828

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Doll Living Room Photos

I set a side a new place to photograph my dolls, that is large enough to include all four of them, as well as a piece of furniture or two.  I shot some photos of the dolls in their new-ish environment, trying out different furniture arrangements.  The girls are playing with toys 🙂

My Kidz n Cats doll is wearing her flannel winter jammies (made by me), she likes to wear them all day.

My Rebecca doll is wearing her Red Ruffle Jumper outfit.  (Made by me)

My other AG doll is wearing a pair of jeans made from the Liberty Jane pattern.  Her shoes are made from duct tape.  You can read about them here.  The sweatshirt I’m not going to say yet, but it’s related to something very exciting!

The OG boy is wearing Bitty Twins jeans, his boots I made, and the shirt is here.

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Falling Snow Photo Shoot

Just a few pictures of the most recent snowfall.








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