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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #114

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #114

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #113

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #113

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Up to Forty One

My Craft Project List #41, or it's time to get back to crafting!So, it’s been busy the past few months, just not so much on the blog.  I haven’t really done anything crafty this Summer except reading about other people’s crafts.  That needs to stop.  So time to bring back the craft list.

Craft Project List #41:

  • Baby
  • Blue dress
  • Tiny outfits
  • T-shirts
  • Halloween
  • Pink dress
  • More T-shirts

Seven fun ideas with approximately two months to complete them, so no excuses of being “too busy”.  Wish me luck.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #112

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #112

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #111

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #111

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #110

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #110

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #109

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #109

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

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #108

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #108

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

31 Cute Back to School Tutorials

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It’s August, which means two things.  Cooler temperatures coming and time for Back to School!

It’s strange for me to make a big deal about that since I’m been out of school forever and I don’t have kids of my own going either.  But I still get excited when I see sales on school supplies and find myself stocking up on notebooks and such, call them “office supplies”.  And these “office supplies” need a personal touch.

So let the school crafts begin.

Cute Back to School Tutorial Round Up

Cute Back to School Tutorial Round Up


Pouches and Cases

Because you can’t have enough places to stash supplies.


Pencils and Pens

Cute ways to jot down everything from homework to shopping lists.


Notebooks and Binders

Cute binders make organizing fun and notebook make great gifts!


Backpacks and Bags

Carry your books or lunch in cute style.


Organization

Because back to school clutter happens.


School Supplies for Dolls and Toys

Because they are so darn cute!


A few useful supplies:

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #107

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #107

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

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

5 Reasons Why I Got the BC Stack 2017

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Yesterday, something strange and miraculous happened.  I checked my email.

I know, I do it everyday, but this time I got a most wonderful email.  It told me about this beautiful thing called the BC Stack.  It’s a bundle deal of resources for bloggers/small businesses.  They only do it once a year, and that’s okay, because it makes it feel like Christmas.   Over $9000 worth of courses and such for a super low price, $27.  That’s it, no extra fees or taxes, just 27 dollars!

I bought it up faster than you can say Goodwill Dollar day.  It is particularly unusual since, I’m sad to admit this, during all the years I’ve been blogging I have never purchased a single course or book on the subject.  I’ve always relied on free resources provided by all the many generous bloggers out there.

5 Reasons why I got the BC Stack 2017. A bundle deal of blogging courses/resources.

Why I took the plunge to get the BC Stack 2017:

  • Education is important.  Everyone and their mother will tell you this for everything in life, and blogging is no exception.  I’ve heard from more bloggers than I can count how important it is to invest in your blog/business by taking courses, reading, etc.  You need to learn to grow.  However…
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees.  I’ve shied away from many paid blogging courses out there, even the most well loved ones simply due their not so well loved prices.  Some go for hundreds of dollars.  Hard to justify (even though I spend that much on dolls, but that’s another issue).
  • I love bargain deals.  You see this well in my Comicon grab bag haul (see Phoenix Comicon Shopping Haul and Grab Bag Opening).  Getting a big bag of goodies for a small, small price is super fun.  And I think the BC Stack is like the motherlode of grab bags.  Except this time, instead of random toys I may not use, I get a boat load of eBooks and courses I will definitely use.  I know this because…
  • It includes products I wanted to buy anyway.  That’s right.  Despite my cheapskate nature, there are a few of those oh so pricey courses and books I’m willing to save up for.  Like The Blogging Binder created by Sara Titus as well as several of her eBooks.  Also Blog Clarity’s Media Smash Book.
  • Nearly everyone can afford it.  That $27 price tag is tiny.  I’ve bought shoes for more than that, and I’m especially stingy on shoes.  I also spend more than that on fabric, drawing pens, make up (despite the little I actually wear), and my ramen addiction.  If necessary, I can cut back on all of those to afford this bundle easily.

These are my reasons, now what about you?  Check out the BC Stack while you still can, it’s only available for 4 more days.  Find your reason to take the plunge and tell us about it.


Update 7/25/17

Last day to get this deal is tomorrow, so this is your last chance!  They actually added an extra bonus to the stack, the BC eBusiness Subscription Box.  They will send you a goodie box (by email) containing an ebook and other fun things each month.  Don’t worry, those who already bought the BC Stack will get it too. :)

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Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #106

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #106

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

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #105

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #105

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

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sailor Moon Gashapon Toy Unboxing

It’s up a little later than I had planned, but it’s finally ready.

Sailor Moon Gashapon Unboxing.  Cute capsule toys from Japan.

My Sailor Moon gashapon unboxing!

For those who don’t know, a gashapon or Gachapon is a capsule toy from Japan.  Like the tiny toys you see selling for 25 or 50 cents in those little machines at grocery stores. 

Kind of like that, only much better.  They are usually better quality and with a wider variety to choose from.  For more information about them, check this video from Only in Japan.

Sailor Moon Gashapon Unboxing.  Cute capsule toys from Japan.

Anyway, as you saw in my Comicon haul video (see Phoenix Comicon Shopping Haul and Grab Bag Opening), I received several gashapons from my grab bags, all Sailor Moon ones. 

Since opening them was so special to me, I chose to make it a separate video.  And now you can finally see for yourself.  Be prepared for a couple of surprises.

Enjoy the video!

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #104

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #104

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

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #103

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #103

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

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Phoenix Comicon Shopping Haul and Grab Bag Opening

Continuing on from my Phoenix Comicon 2017 video, here is part 2.  The shopping haul!

Phoenix Comicon shopping haul video, lots of fun grab bags and cute stuff!

All the cute and/or unusual stuff I bought at the vendors hall.  Mostly grab bags, I can’t resist them.  One part surprise, one part bargain and full of fun.


Enjoy the video.

Here’s links for some of the items:

I will be posting the next video soon for the Sailor Moon gashapons.  Look forward to it!

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #102

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #102

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

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #101

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #101

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

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Phoenix Comicon 2017, Yay!

Well, it’s been well over two weeks since I went to Phoenix Comicon. 

Video from Phoenix Comicon 2017I was busy with other stuff (work, that darn craft list, etc.),so I couldn’t quite find the time to post this.


But finally, I finished making this Comicon video.  It’s short and sweet.

Enjoy!

And I will be posting more related videos soon.  Look forward to it!

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #100

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #100

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

Not just any blog hop, it’s the 100th!!  Let’s give a round of applause!  Enough of that, back to the blog hop.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”

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Taken at a local Target store.

All was not right in the Frozen toy aisle at Target.


All was not right in the Frozen toy aisle at Target.  I guess she didn't want to build a snowman.

Featuring this Frozen music box.


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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pink Lace for…A Doll?

At long last, the last project on my craft list.  And it’s more doll clothes, plus more of that pink lace fabric.

Cute pink lace dress set for a ball jointed doll.

As you can see, I used the fabric leftover from my Easter dress (see Pink Lace for Easter) to make a doll size version along with accessories.  An underskirt to give the dress a boost, a matching purse and head band, and a necklace.

Cute pink lace dress set for a ball jointed doll.

And it looks adorable on her.  I’ve had this ball jointed doll for two years, so I wanted to make her a special new outfit (check out the doll blog to see her reaction).

I used the same technique for the bodice as for my doll dress tutorial (see Doll Dresses for All, With a Tutorial), and instead of a row of ribbon roses along the neck I made three little roses.  One at each of the straps on top of a ribbon bow and a larger rose on the ribbon sash.

Cute pink lace dress set for a ball jointed doll.

On my dress I used a nice wide ribbon for the sash, but for this one the narrower ribbon I had left worked just fine.

Cute pink rose head band for a doll.

I made the matching headband using jewelry wire just like in my doll headband tutorial (see Doll Head Bands with a Tutorial).

Pink lace purse for a doll.

The same with the little purse, it’s similar as the simple purse in my doll bag tutorial (see 5 a Week: Cute Felt Bags for Dolls with a Tutorial) only with fabric instead of felt.  I glued on the some faux pearl beads to make the look of a clasp.  It really uses Velcro to close.

Cameo necklace for a doll.

The cameo necklace actually came from my mom.  It was perfect for dolls because of the small size of the cameo and the thinness of the chain, I just needed to shorten it.

Cute pink lace dress set for a ball jointed doll.

The underskirt was made as a separate piece so dress can be worn with or without it for different looks.  It can also be used as an actual skirt with another top.  Three separate looks from a couple of pieces.  Man, this is one well dressed doll.

Here’s the updated list:

Five down and out, finally!

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #99

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #99

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

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #98

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #98

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

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #97

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #97

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

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Jeans for Dolls and a Wrap

Finally finished the next project on my list, doll clothes.  Yes, I know, more doll clothes.

Cute jeans and wrap top for a doll.

It’s officially been a year since I got Usagi (a ball jointed doll), so I decided to make her a special outfit.

Cute new doll outfit.  Jeans, wrap top, and a necklace.

I made a wrap style top, a simple necklace and a pair of jeans.

Jeans for a doll.

The jeans were a challenge.  Pants in general are a challenge for me and I had to draft the pattern for these as well as figure out how to sew them.  It was all for the best, they came out well and I even created a printable pattern for them.

I posted a full tutorial for jeans for MSD sized ball jointed dolls on my doll blog.  Feel free to check it out if you have a doll this size or know someone who does.

Cute wrap top for a doll.

The top was actually inspired by this tutorial for a cute doll dress.  Of course that one was designed for a different type and size of doll, so I had to draft my own pattern.  If you wish you can download it here on my doll blog

Simple beaded necklace for a doll.

The necklace is made from tiny beads I got from SAS (see A Quick and Pink Craft Haul).  I just strung them and used a regular clasp and crimp beads.  Super quick and easy.

Cute jeans and wrap top for a doll.

All together is makes for a super cute and stylish little doll outfit.

Here’s the updated list:

Four down, just one more to go.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #96

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #96

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

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #95

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #95

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

Here’s the deal:

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

More Pink for Baby

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So much for getting my next project up in a timely matter.  I finished this one right on time, but it only took me about a week and a half to post it.  Grrr.

Anyway, some more friends are expecting a baby, this time it’s a little girl!  So more baby stuff.  And because I couldn’t resist, it’s all pink!

Pink pillow case dress for baby.

First up is the baby dress.  It’s a pillow case style dress.  I already knew how to make it because I’ve made similar tops (including this doll version with a tutorial), but I found this tutorial for baby dresses extremely useful.  It gives you measurements to use based on the age of the baby or toddler.  Useful when you don’t have a kid to measure.

It’s trimmed with eyelet lace at the bottom, and I used some cute pink grosgrain ribbon for the ties.  All I had to do was hang it on a cute pink hanger and it was ready to go.

Decorating children's hangers.

Speaking of hangers, I bought a pack of pink children’s hangers for a dollar.  I thought that since this was a baby girl who will definitely receive lots of cute dresses from friends and family, the parents will need hangers.  They will need to store it all somehow.

Add a bow to make cute hangers.

And why not make them cute too?  Simply adding a nice ribbon bow to the top does the job.

Add a bow to make cute hangers.

And now we have a full set of cute girly hangers ready for use.  I think I might need to do this to my own hangers too.

Pretty baby headbands using tights.

To go along with the dress, and possibly all the other ones in her wardrobe, I made these cute baby head bands.  The one on the left has a eyelet lace rossette (tutorial!) accented with a pink bow made from the same ribbon as my baby dress and hangers.

The one on the right has a ribbon rose made with some ribbon left over from my Easter dress.

Pretty baby head bands using tights.

The unique part is what they are attached to, a loop cut from tights.  I got the idea from this tutorial for baby headbands.  It’s stretches enough to fit baby or even mommy’s head, but its soft and gentle.

Cute plush bunny for baby.

The final piece is this stuff bunny, because toys are mandatory.  I call it the potato bunny because the shape of the body without legs reminds me of a potato.  Strange? Yes. Cute? Definitely.

Cute baby bunny plushie.

The face is just a wee little nose made of felt and two faux pearls for eyes.  Don’t worry, I took extra measures to make them secure and baby safe.  It would take a strong force to pry these eyes off.

A simple bow makes it cute.

To finish it off, I tied on a ribbon bow.  Yep, it’s the same ribbon from the other pieces.  All the baby presents are finished.  And all that’s left is to wait for the baby to be born.

Here’s the updated list:

Three down, two more to go.  And they both will be almost as cute as the baby stuff.  Look forward to it!

Give it a try:

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