Tuesday, June 9, 2015
About a month ago, I decided to make an outfit for Grace. Welł 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
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
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.
Lights out for the night!
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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.