Friday, May 9, 2014

Garage Sale Dolly

Garage Sales. I love them. And this weekend is the town wide garage sales!!!!! I had a really cool find.
This is Dolly. She is 26" tall. She was laying in a pile of clothes and her arm had fallen off. :(
I bought her for $2! When I got her home I found that more than just her arm needed fixing. Her eyes where all white and her hair was TERABLE!

I set right to work. First her clothes came off. TO MUCH PINK!
The back on her arm went. It was surpriznly easy. It just snapped in. I then cleaned her with a magic eraser. Next I scrubbed her eyes with a cloth and then with a tooth brush. (I blew on her eyes to make sure the water was all out.)
Now came the hair. It used to be in curls but that had long sence been gone. Taking a small section of hair at a time I soaked each strand with water and carefully combed through it with my wire doll brush. After all the big rats where out I went at it with a New (I didn't want dadriff in my dollys hair....) plastic comb. Her bangs were alful so I took some hair and made new.
I gave her a fresh set of clothes and now she is Beataful!

Here is a quick comparison with my american girl doll Sarah. She also has red hair.
The hair color is much the same.
What do you think of Dolly?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Standing Tall AGSM

My Friend Kim lost her mom last week. I made her this Video. :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sarah Update

Hi! Long tome no post, I know. Sorry about that. I thought I would take the time to update you on how my custom historical doll Sarah was coming. :D So the first thing I did was to give her a good cleaning. I also tightened her limbs. I was going to make seprate posts on how to do this but I am lazy and I skipped some steps..... So here are some links to some GREAT posts and videos.

Cleanning Vinyl
Vinyl Girls Post
stephenswodadancer Magic Eraser-Video

Tightning Limbs
stephenswodadancer  Part1 Part2 Part 3 Video

Ok now that thats done..... I also Added Freckles! :) now I WILL show you how to do this. :)

You will need:
Brown Washible marker
A Perniment Marker
A wet (but not dripping) Rag

I tested it on her foot.....

The first way I will show you is Removable Freckles.
Take the Washible marker and holding your doll in you lap carefully put little dots on her cheeks and across her nose. You make put as many of as few as you would like. They come of at anytime with a wet rag. You can even leave them on for a year or more and they WILL come of. BUT ONLY IF YOU USE A WASHABLE MARKER!!!!! very inportant.

Now for the Pernament.
I did the washible BEFORE I did the pernament so I knew how I wanted it.
This is the same as the washable but I want to say, BE VERY CAREFULL!!!! THIS WILL NOT COME OFF!

So what do you think?  I will answer any questions you might have.......

Oh And I Guess I will ask. I have made Outfits for her. But i don't Have to "Whole" outfit. Like american girl would sell. Meaning I don't have the Shoes yet.... etc)  Do you want t see the utfits before they are "Complete"? Or wait? Comments below! :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Sunflower Blogger Award

Yeah! I think. I Got this award from Autumn! I love doing these things but I can't always think of people to nominate. And this one calls for 11! I will do my best but no promises........
The Rules:
1. Share 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions set by your nomination blogger- Nominate 11 bloggers
3. Set questions for the nominated bloggers.
11. Facts
1. I am the Oldest in my family
2. I am graduating this year. AND ITS GETTING CLOSE!!!!!!!!!
3. I am sick of winter
4. I have 7 dolls
5. I sleep in a bunk bed
6. I will never get tired of hearing Dad read at night.
7. I have a obsession with Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures and Sofia the First. :P
8. I used to play Piano.
9. I have a violin. But can't find a teacher.
10. I LOVE to sing.
11. I sing all the time.
Just ask my siblings
My Questions:
Kindle or iPad?
Umm. Well I have nether. I do have a iPod. Does that Count?
So.... Um.... iPad
Strangest place you've ever been?
Umm. I can't think of anything. But I will say that when me and my friends get together we DO some pretty strange things..... ;)
Makeup or no makeup?
No Makeup. not a drop. Nothing! Completely natural. Well you get the point.
Favorite animal?
Bunny and Horse :D
Ever ridden a horse?
I actually owned one for about two years......
An obsession?
Dolls, Stopmotions, My computer......
Library or mall?
Organized or disorganized?
Depends. I can't think when I am disorganized, But it happens anyway.
Reader or writer?
Both. But I think I write more.
Best gift ever received?
Well That would have to be God Sending his only son to Die for my sins!
Favorite movie?
Tangled, An American tale (Fielev goes west) :)
N O M I N E E ' S Q U E S T I O N S
Favorite "Toy"?
Favorite Subject in school?
Do you Collect anything?
White or Black?
Flowers or Stars?
When you have the option, Do you Call a Friend or Text a Friend?
If you could have ANYTHING in the world, What would it be?
A Princess or A Pop star? ;)
Sing or dance?
City or Country?
Favorite Pop/Soda?
The Nominee's
Um So I have NO idea who to nominate so you can do this if you wish! Anyone may!
One request though. Comment down below your Blog address so I can read it if you do it :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Surprize doll!!!!!!

She here!!! I'm So excited!
Here she is in the box.
The Box is open!
And here she is! #33
Here she is with her hair combed.
It is really pretty and goes down to her waist.
She has very pretty blue eyes.

Meet Sarah Hope Miller! A historical from the year 1850.
(California Gold Rush)
She is wearing her Travel Dress. Not her Meet dress. I haven't made that yet.
I will be changing her eye color and giving her freckles. I am also "Collecting" her world. Only most of the things will be made by me.
Now for a contest. What hair style should her meet style be?
One braid?
Two Braids?
One ponytail?
Comment below!
Come back soon to see her world grow!!!!!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Super EXCITED!!!!!!

So I am About to go head of heels!!!!!!!!! One of my friends is selling her doll and she offered her to me!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to use her as a customizing doll. She is going to be a historical doll. (All of my curent dolls are modern, even if they are historicals) I will show her customazation here as it goes along. Come back monday evening to see who this surprize doll is............ ;) And learn more about her!!!!!!

Here is a sneek peak!

Friday, February 28, 2014

31 Day Drawing Challenge

Tonight I was reading through all the blogs I follow and this challenge from Bethany at Blow A Wish (Click to go there) caught my eye. I will be doing it and will post pictures Once a week!

She writes:

So, for all you artists out there, I stumbled upon a wonderful list of things to draw in the month of March. (It was originally 30 days, but then I added an extra day so that it'd fit the month).
So here it is:
Day 1: Yourself
Day 2: Your favorite animal
Day 3: Favorite Food
Day 4: Favorite Place
Day 5: Your best friend(s)
Day 6: Your favorite Book Character (NOT movie character!)
Day 7: Your favorite word
Day 8: Your favorite animated character
Day 9: Your favorite TV show (or movie)
Day 10: Your favorite candy
Day 11: Turning point in your life
Day 12: Your most recent accomplishment
Day 13: Cartoons
Day 14: Your favorite fairytale
Day 15: Family Picture
Day 16: Inspiration
Day 17: Favorite plant
Day 18: Just a doodle
Day 19: Something new
Day 20: Something orange
Day 21: Something you want
Day 22: Something (or someone!) you miss
Day 23: Something you need
Day 24: A couple
Day 25: Scenery
Day 26: Something you don't like
Day 27: Someone you love
Day 28: Anything you'd like
Day 29: A place you want to go to
Day 30: Hands
Day 31: A Congrats banner for finishing the challenge
Be creative! Have fun!
Just remember that you have no limits! This is time for you to spend time for your enjoyment!
So will you join me in this 31 Day Challenge?

Saturday, February 15, 2014

How to make a Braided headband

Last week I showed you how to make Highlights. Today I am going to show you how to make a Braided Headband!!!!! When American girl released the braided headbands I was like YEAH! than I looked at the price.
Not happening.
So when I got the hair for the Highlights and it had a braid on the headband I thought, Lets give this a try! :)
For this project I used a blond hair extension from my local Dollar tree. It cost $1 and the snaps I bought in a pack a Walmart for $3 or $4 dollars. Have gotten A LOT of use out of them. 
Here is a picture of what I had to start with. It is a plastic headband with a braid running along the top. The extensions is about 26" long.

I cut the hair off of the headband. And was left with this.

Carefully brake the plastic band right above the cloth bottom.
(Note: The end is covered with a piece of cloth)

Start pealing the braid off the band. All the way around.

Brake the plastic at the other end. The same place you did on the other side.

Here is is laid out flat.

If you look carefully you can see where I cut the hair of the braid. You may need to trim if they seem to long. Just be careful you don't cut the braid.

Next I glued on side of a snap to the plastic piece at the end of the braid.

Wrap the braid around the dolls head and note where the snap comes down.

Glue the snap on there.

And your done. Clip underneath the head.

Hope you enjoyed!