Saturday, August 1, 2015

Who Wears it Better?

I am going to start a new feature with my blog. It will be called Who Wears it Better. Whenever I come out with a new outfit, I would like to get my readers opinion on who wears the outfit better. So to start things off, I finished a really cute skirt set and blouse from a designer called 18 On Main. This was the first time that I have ever used her pattern before. It is a really cute design. I did have a little bit of trouble with it at first although the first time that I make a new outfit it always seems like it's a little difficult. But usually once I finish something the first time, the second time is not quite as hard because I actually know what I'm doing by that time. Well anyway, the skirt has a bib sewn onto it which we used to call a skirt like that jumpers. It is made out of an olive green small wale corduroy. It has a Velcro closure in the back with three buttons for just looks. The blouse is made out of a floral print cotton material and it has some green in it that coordinates well with the skirt. It has metal snaps as closures and four cream colored buttons on the front. This outfit would be just perfect for back to school. Ok, now I would like for your opinion on who wears this outfit better Isabelle who is a 2014 GOTY or Grace who is a 2015 GOTY? Please leave your comments about this.
Grace wearing the Skip to My Lou skirt outfit

Isabelle wearing the Skip to My Lou skirt Outfit

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Summer Sewing

One of the reasons that I like the summer season so much is that I get the time to do the things that I want to do. Working for a school district has the advantage of being off in the summer. And that time off gives me time to catch up on some sewing projects that I really need to do because it won't be long until there will be those fall craft shows. I will need to have some new items to put in my booth. I also went to see my mom in June and July. Since my dad passed away in April, I've been trying to go and visit her more this summer. While we were there, she gave me some material that was in her stash. I made that cute little outfit out of some of the fabric that she gave me. I think that this watermelon top and green dotted pants are so cute! They just look like the perfect thing to wear on a picnic.

The second picture is also very cute. The top was made from the peplum top by Liberty Jane and it is found on the Pixie Faire website. This is a very bright and cheery outfit. It would be great for going on a kite flying adventure.

The third outfit was made out of a green Parisian print fabric and it is accented with a ribbon belt. The Capris are navy colored with silver hearts all over.

Next is a black, silver and pink Parisian print fabric ruffled top that is accented with a silver ribbon at the waist. The pants are black and white dotted fabric. 

Here is another outfit where I used the fabric that my mom gave me. The ruffled top is made out of multi colored striped seersucker fabric. And the pants are a royal blue broadcloth fabric. All of these outfits turned out too cute! The patterns of the last three pictures and the watermelon outfit are all made from The Cute and Casual pattern by Chris Lucas. I just love this pattern because its so easy to make and it looks so good on the doll. There is also a variation in the pattern where you can make shorts or even a dress. 

Another outfit that I made was this cute little romper and t-shirt from a pattern by Baby Mine. I just love the little ruffles on the back of the romper. So cute!

And last but not least, I made a pink bandana western dress and faux leather belt. I love this! I think that this will really appeal to my Texas friends. The dress has a ruffle with elastic at the neck and elastic at the waistline. And it has a ruffle at the bottom of the dress. The belt is made of leather look material and it has a square blingy buckle.
See! I told you that I have been busy! Hopefully I'll be able to get some more outfits done. Some of those may not necessarily be new but just to replenish my stock. Have a happy summer!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Parisian Outfit

About a month ago, I decided to make an outfit for Grace. WelÅ‚ since she is staying in Paris, I thought that I would make her a look that is totally Paris. I used the Salina pattern by Liberty Jane to make the dress. The fabric is a pink, black, and cream colored Parisian print. And of course she needed a beret. The beret is made from an Eva Ava couture pattern, Peppermint Snow. I used a black and white houndstooth material and embellished it with a pretty decorative button. I also made her a cute little bag from a Sew Urban pattern. You can find all of these patterns at PixieFaire. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Doll Beverages

the Today I made some drinks for my American Girl dolls. I learned how to make them by watching a video on YouTube by Toni Ellison  .
  I just love her YouTube channel. She is a great artist that makes all kinds of miniature foods and drinks. The first one that I tried was the Bomb Pop slushy. To make that you take red sugar crystals and mix it with a little bit of Resin. I used Easy Cast. You can find it at most craft stores. I got mine at Michaels. You want to mix it until it is a little chunky. You don't want the colors to sink down. My first one was too runny so it did sink down some. Then you use coarse sea salt for the next layer. Again you want it to be a little chunky. Add a straw and then add the top layer by mixing blue sugar crystals to a little bit of resin. Then I made a pink lemonade drink although I didn't have any poly clay to make a lemon slice like she did. I made it by mixing a little pink food coloring with the resin. I didn't have square beads so I just used some clear perler beads. And then I made a grape slushy by using the leftover pink resin and the White Sea salt resin mixture with a drop of purple food coloring. I found the neon food coloring at Walmart. I used little communion cups for the drinks. I found them for a really good price at a Christian supply store. Maybe you would like to make these cute little drinks sometime.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Week 1 at Camp Doll Diaries

I'm a little late setting up my camp scenes this week. Camp doll diaries 2015 had begun and I'm so excited! I know that Char at Doll Diaries has so much in store for us! My last day at work was Friday so that's why I'm late getting pictures into my blog. But summer is here hooray! And I'm ready for camp! I decided hat the name of the camp would be called Camp Cupcake. It is a bakery camp. The girls will get to make all kinds of goodies like cupcakes, cookies and even cakes! We have 4'campers this year, Isabelle, Grace, Madyson,and Saige. Isabelle and Grace will be staying in the cabin and Madyson and Saige will be in the tent. 

Here they are signing up for camp and getting their assignments.
Madyson is making sure that all the campers get where they need to be.

Grace is settling into her bunk.

I really enjoyed making the bunk storage trunk.

Lights out for the night!
Saige and Madyson are enjoying the campfire before going to bed. Stay tuned to more camping adventures next week.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New Spring and Summer Outfits

I have gotten back into sewing after having a little bit of a break. It's been really hard on me lately because back in March, we found out that my dad had a tumor on his back. They did a biopsy and it turned out to be cancer. The cancer started out in his lungs and then went into his bones. He started radiation therapy just to help ease some of the pain but unfortunately the cancer was too far gone. On April 30 my daddy went to heaven. I was just so sad for awhile that I just could not even think about sewing. I had no desire and the creative juices were just not flowing. But last weekend, I started feeling a little better. I made the peplum top from a Liberty Jane pattern and shorts from a McCalls pattern. And then I made an outfit using some of the material that my mom gave me. It was made from the Cute and Casual pattern by Chris Lucas. The top is made out of red material with black watermelon seeds and trimmed with a black satin ribbon at the waist. The Capri pants are made out of a green and white dotted fabric. I think the look is so cute for summer. They will both be listed on my Etsy shop very soon. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Doll house room tour videos

I recently did a video showing a tour of the doll house that I am currently working on for my daughter. I made it using a 72 h x 48 w x 18 d metal shelving unit. I found the idea from a blog that I found on Pinterest. So I hope that you like it and please subscribe to my YouTube channel. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Bunnies

 About a week ago, I had an idea that I wanted to make some bunny slippers for the American Girl dolls. I had seen several different ones on Amazon and I knew that I could make some cute ones. So I took the pattern for the Fuzzy Slippers (Eden Ava Couture) and I made a pair of ears made out of the white fur and pink felt. But I didn't know how I would make the eyes and nose. So I decided to make the eyes out of black embroidery thread and the nose from pink thread. I think that they turned out real cute and just in time for Easter. They go perfect with the cute little flannel pjs with pink bunny buttons.