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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #174

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #174

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
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  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
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I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #173

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #173

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

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I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sewing for Dolls: Some Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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I cut it really close for this next craft project, but at least they are finished.  Just in time for Halloween.

Four little dolls dress up for Halloween in homemade costumes complete with cute pumpkin buckets.

Doll sized Halloween costumes.

I got my 1/6 scale ball jointed dolls all ready for Halloween.  Or should I say they got themselves ready?  Check out the doll blog to see, also to learn how to make some of these costumes for your own dolls at home. 

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For this one (Yuna), it’s a super easy ghost costume.  Just need to cut some sheer gauzy fabric and slip it on.

My sister thought I should do it like on the Charlie Brown Halloween special, maybe next year.

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This little boy is just wearing the cat eared headband I made previously.  Check out my doll headband video tutorial to make one, it works for dolls of all sizes.

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For the next costume, you can see here how the doll (Sakura) “made it herself”.

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It started as a simple robe, that could work for a wizard.  Don’t forget to check out my doll blog to see how to make it.

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But, flip it around and throw on a hat, and it’s a classic witch costume.

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The next costume (for Momoko) started as a doll swimsuit with a tutu, instant ballerina.

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The tutu is made from a long piece of tulle folded in half with some elastic. 

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But, take one of these butterflies from Dollartree and glue on a clip…

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…Then clip it on my doll’s clothes for wings…

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…And now it’s a fairy costume.

All the dolls dressed and ready for trick or treating, but one more thing.

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These little buckets.  I was lucky enough to find them at Goodwill, but they actually sell them at Party City.

You can find the pumpkin buckets here and the Cauldrons here.

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They are just the right size for my dolls, and add just the right touch to my doll sized Halloween.

Here’s the updated list:

  • Costume
  • Case
  • Doll and Kitty
  • Little Halloween
  • 3 Skirts
  • Accessories
  • Socks
  • Overalls
  • Ornaments
  • More Cases

Two down, eight more to go.  Happy Halloween everybody.


Give it a try:

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween Crafts: From Plain to Pretty Lace Fantasy Costume Dress

It took way too long, but I finally finished the first project on my craft list. 

From Plain to Pretty Lace Fantasy Costume Dress

A Halloween costume.

Before it's a relatively simple pink skater style dress made for a Halloween costume 2 years ago.

Does anyone remember this dress?  I made it two years ago around Halloween along with a couple of other accessories.  The accessories turned it into a cute fairy costume.

Sometimes great costumes can come from simple things, and I will show you how again with this dress.

Using the dress, cut a 2 tank top shaped pieces from the lace to make a bodice.

I had this pink lace fabric leftover from an Easter dress (see Pink Lace for Easter).  Using the pink dress as a guide, I cut two tank top shapes out for a lacy bodice.

Then I stitched along the shoulders and “hemmed” arm area.  I just folded down the edge and zig-zag stitched it down.

A circle of lace fabric cut in half makes two ruffles for flutter sleeves.

I cut two half circles from the lace for cute flutter sleeves.

After sewing the shoulders of the bodice, sew the hemmed flutter sleeves on.

Just hem them and sew on along the arm area to finish.

Cut the lace fabric for a half circle skirt, here's a tutorial for that. Time for some math.

The skirt on the pink dress is a circle skirt, but for the lace I made a half circle instead.  Here’s a great tutorial for half circle skirts.

The sides of the bodice are sewn, the bodice has been cut down the center to open up as with the skirt, and the skirt is sewn to the bodice.  Plus, the lace over dress is layered over the old pink dress.

I decided to cut the lace bodice down the center to open it up before sewing on the skirt.

Then I hemmed all the raw edges and layered the lace “overdress” over the pink dress.  Looks pretty now.

The lace over layer is hand sewn to the dress along the front and neckline.  It can easily been removed if neccessary for next year.

I then grabbed a needle and thread and to attach the lace to the pink dress along the front and neckline.  Just enough to keep things in place.

I wanted the stitches to be easy to remove in case I want to wear these pieces separately in the future.

The pretty new costume dress complete with a couple of accessories.  A flower head band made previously and a pair of lace finger less gloves.

Just throw on a few accessories, and my costume dress is done.  I still haven’t really decided what to call it.  This dress could work for so many pretty outfits.  From princess or fairy to anime style magical girl.  It all works.

Close up of the flower head band made of faux pink and white flowers and pink ribbon.

Anyway, in addition to the left lace fabric I’m reusing the flower headband I also wore for Easter.  The color matches this dress perfectly.  Check out my flower headband tutorial to make your own.

One of the lace finger less gloves worn.  It just a tube of fabric, hemmed on the ends and fitted to a human arm.

Using more of the stretchy lace fabric, I whipping up some finger-less gloves that are easier than they look.  They are basically just tubes of fabric, hemmed and adjusted to fit my arms.

One of the lace finger less gloves worn.  It just a tube of fabric, hemmed on the ends and fitted to a human arm.

One end was pinned and stitch to go around my thumb.  An easier method it to cut the legs off a pair of lace tights and  cut off the toes for your fingers, but I didn’t have any.

So, now we have a pretty costume dress with matching accessories, and just in time for Halloween.  Yay!

Here’s the updated list:

  • Costume
  • Case
  • Doll and Kitty
  • Little Halloween
  • 3 Skirts
  • Accessories
  • Socks
  • Overalls
  • Ornaments
  • More Cases

One down, nine more to go.  The next one should be up soon.  Look forward to it!

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #172

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #172

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

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I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #171

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #171

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

pin board

I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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