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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #133

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #133

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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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #132

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #132

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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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #131

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #131

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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Monday, January 8, 2018

Something to Do While It’s Quiet

I just wanted to warn you that it’s going to be a little quiet here for the next month or so.  I’m taking a little break from updating this blog to work on a few other things.

But just in case you get a little bored, here’s a few suggestions.

Stuff to check out like my ball jointed doll blog and maze blog..


If you haven’t already done so by now, try checking out my doll blog, From a Doll’s Eyes.  It’s mostly about ball jointed dolls and written mainly from the point of the view of my first doll, Hikaru.  If you like dolls in general, tutorials, cute photos and amusing stories, you will love it.

Stuff to check out like my maze blog and doll blog.

You can also check out my maze blog, Simply Mazes.  It’s been a little quiet on there, but I’m trying to get it rolling again with a new maze at least every other week.  Feel free to browse all the mazes available.  These particular mazes may prove useful in the next month (hint: Valentines’ Day).

Find Me on Pinterest

For a bit more variety, try visiting me on Pinterest.  I frequently pin tons of stuff I find like funny videos, recipes, doll stuff, holiday stuff, clothing tutorials, and more.  If you prefer, I also share stuff on Twitter and Google+.

I hope you enjoy all I have to offer and I shall return with more.  Look forward to it.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sewing for Dolls: Late-ish Doll Coats for Christmas

This post may contain affiliate links, please check out my disclosures page for more info.  Thanks!

The final project on my Christmas was actually finished right in time for Christmas.  Yay!  But I’m still extremely late posting it here.  :(

Anyway, for the final project I made (let’s see if you can guess it)…

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

Doll Clothes!

Okay, who saw that one coming.  Last year I made cute little felt coats for some of my ball jointed dolls, and I decided to make some for the rest.  Four more to be exact.

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

For these two, I used a creamy beige colored felt.

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

This one (for Hikaru) is trimmed with lace along the pockets and collar for cute girly touch.

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

And on the tiny coat (for Momoko) I added little felt bows to the pocket.

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

Almost all the coats have a strap on the back to cinch in the waist a little with little “buttons”.  Like last year’s coats, I used faux pearls for buttons.

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

This blue coat was made for my newest ball jointed doll.  Being so new she doesn’t have a name or hair, but she is still pretty in blue

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

Her coat is fairly simply embellished with a tiny felt flower by the collar.

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

For the only boy doll (Yuki), I made a simple coat with black felt.

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

No snaps or buttons necessary since he will only wear it open anyway.  It still needed a little something.

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

So I whipped up a quick scarf with some plaid scraps left over from the pouches I made.

Just cut the fabric in a rectangle, zig-zag stitch along the edge and about half an inch each end, fray the ends for fringe, and trim off the excess fabric.  Super easy.

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

And the result is super cute.  A tiny yet stylish scarf to complete this doll sized winter ensemble.

Cute felt coats for ball jointed dolls.

And I couldn’t stop at one scarf, so I made more tiny scarves for some animal friends.  Now everyone can be warm this winter.

Update 1/12/18: Now everyone really can be warm, I posted a sort of tutorial with patterns for these coats on my doll blog.  So if you or someone you know has 1/6 or 1/4 scale ball jointed dolls, check it out.

Here’s the updated list:

Four down and out.  Now I can finally relax and sort of enjoy the season.


Give it a try:

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #130

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #130

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! :)

Read More »