Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hey everybody! I have some sad news. I will not be blogging next week as I am on vacation.
( I LOVE VACATION!!!!!!!!!) 
But do not worry, I will be back! hope you all have a great month, and I will see ya at the end of the month!

P. S. 
I am thinking about doing some more fictional character costumes and was wondering which one you guys would like to see. These are the ideas I have been tossing around. 

Lord of the Rings - Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf, Sauron
The Goose Girl series - Isi, Enna, Dasha, Rin
Harry Potter - Harry, Luna, Cedric, Draco

Please comment as to which one you would like to see first!

<3 Leanne <3 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Need Storage Space?

Hi y'all! This is my first (real) post and I am so excited!!! Leanne told me I could post about whatever I want so I chose these super awesome wardrobes.



They are different sizes, but they both are made from exactly the same design. First pick a cardboard box that is the right size for what you are hanging. Then get 4 spools, pegs, or woodblocks, and glue them to the 4 bottom corners of the box. Paint, or cover with duct tape, all the sides of the box. Take a clothes hanger, and cut off the long straight part at the bottom. This is going to be the rod that you hang all the clothes off of. Now, punch two holes on either side of the box, and thread the pole through them. Duct tape both ends of the pole so that they cannot slide back through the holes. Ta da! It is awesome!

BUT. . .

We aren't done yet! Now that you have a wardrobe, you need hangers!




Here are instructions on how to make hangers. Take a large popsicle stick and place it in front of you.
Then, take a paper clip and bend it so that it can hang over the pole. Duct tape it to the pole and it is done!


Well, I hope y'all loved this post and would love it if you would comment some of you pictures below!


Felicity Jane Merriman

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Meet Felicity!

Hey everyone! I have two surprises. Yes TWO surprises. Here is surprise number one.

Hi y'all! My name is Felicity, and I am a southern gal. I love painting, baking, soccer, and swimming. I am 14 years old, and I own a pink rifle. I love boots, jeans, and historical outfits. My favorite books are the books by Alethea Kontis, called Enchanted, Hero, and Dearest. 



I hope to have a lot of fun with on this blog!

Here is surprise number two. 

I will be posting every other week instead of every week. 
This is because I am way to busy to post every week, and have been missing a few weeks, so not posting will take a lot off of my mind. 

So these are my surprises! Please comment with any thoughts!



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Easter + Surprise!

Psst! Can you keep a secret? If you don't, I will hire Delaney "Danger" Clark to hunt you down! 

Ok, here goes: I love to play the violin and have done for several years. There, got it out. 

The reason I told you this is because Elisabeth (The most epic awesome sister ever!) plays the piano. This year, Leanne told me that she had signed me up to play a duet with Elisabeth for Easter. I told her that I didn't want to but she said if I didn't, I wouldn't get any candy. So I agreed. Elisabeth wanted to play a piece by Keith and Kristyn Getty called See What a Morning. I listened to the piece and just felt awed. The lyrics go:

See what a morning,
Gloriously bright,
With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem.
Folded, the grave clothes, 
Tomb, filled with light,
As the angels announce, Christ is risen!
See God's salvation plan,
Wrought in love,
Borne in pain, 
Paid in sacrifice. 
Fulfilled in Christ the man, 
For he lives,
Christ is risen from the dead! 

It was an amazing performance.

Because I was in it. 

(sigh). . . . . . .

Sadly, there is no how to instructions this week because Leanne isn't feeling well and she is busy. BUT...

There is a surprise! See if you can guess what it is. Each of us girls are going to give one fact. Ready?

1. I got to go pick it up with Leanne!
2. It is very cute!
3. Kit was so excited she was bouncing off the walls!
4. It is kinda old. 

Kit! What! Don't call it old! Why not? (slaps forehead) . . .


Anyways, see ya next week!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Furnishings!

Hi! Today I am going to do a post about some of the furniture we have in the dollhouse. First up we have our table!

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We started with taking a peg, a cardboard circle, two spools, a marble, and a circle of patterned paper.  Take the peg and glue the round end to one of the spools, and glue the marble to the other spool. Then glue the two pieces together and paint the whole thing. 




Then, take the piece of paper and glue it onto the cardboard. 




Then lastly, glue the peg to the cardboard in the center of the circle.




This is the finished table!



If you wanted, you could probably make this have two or three legs, and also make the cardboard a different shape!


Now here are instructions for cute little tackboards to tape pictures and medals on.


First, glue together four popsicle sticks in the shape of a frame. Cut out a piece of cardboard and a piece of paper that are the same size, and glue them together. Then glue them into the frame.



This is it! You can make several of these and attach them using strings.

You could probably use these as picture frames as well!

And here is the last thing. This is a storage tub for things such as lightsabers and crutches. 


This is just two empty duct tape rolls stacked on top of each other and then duct taped together.


Super easy to complete! This could probably be easily repurposed into a laundry basket!
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I hope you liked this post and hope you decide to make some of these! If you do please comment below, with some pictures of what you made! 

<3 Kirsten <3

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Star Wars How Tos

Hi all! This post is the instructions for the outfits from my previous Star Wars! post. I will start with Luke Skywalker.

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Hiya! Here are the instructions for the best outfit in the galaxy!!!

First, cut a piece of cloth in this shape: 


 The length of the fabric from the hole to the bottom edge is about 2 inches.

Second, fold the piece of fabric in half and sew (But that's a ...) (yes, I know I used a safety pin.) the side that does not have the long piece sticking off the side. 


Third, place it on the doll with the long piece on the back. 


Then wrap it around to the front.


Lastly, take a ribbon and tie it around the doll's waist with the bow in the back. 


Tada! Luke Skywalker!

P.S. The leggings are from another post that I hope to do soon. I have the blogger's curse, too many posts.
XD
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 My turn! My turn! 
Here are instructions for Obi-wan Kenobi!

This outfit is really easy because it is basically the same as the one for the Luke. First, you cut a piece of cloth the same size as the one for Luke's costume, but do not add the long wraparound piece.

Then, cut a small notch on one side of the neck hole, place it on the doll, and tie a ribbon around it.



The pants are just some khakis I found somewhere. 

Leanne said that because my part is short I get to show the awesome hairstyle she thought up.

First, braid your doll's hair into two braids. 



Then tie them together.


And again. 


Finally, flip them under so that they hold themselves in place. 



Tada!!!
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Hey, I still need credits. 50,000 to be exact. Do you happen to have any spare change?

Anyway, here are instructions on how to do my outfit. 

Take a white sleeved shirt and cut off one of the sleeves. 
Take the sleeve and cut a neck hole and two armholes. Sew the shoulders to their corresponding parts and voila! The shirt is done. 

Sadly, Leanne did not take pictures of the shirt so you are gonna have to wing it. 
If you look at the Winter Wonderland post, though, you can copy those instructions.

Here are instructions for the vest. 

Take a rectangle of black felt and cut armholes, and trim the corners. Done. 



The belt is just a long strip of fabric tied around the waist. The jeans are from Our Generation. 


Best outfit in the universe if you ask me. 

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I LOVE STAR WARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't know what it was and now I love it!


I got to be Princess Leia!!!


Here are instructions for my outfit.


Go to this link here, and copy the instructions. Then come back.

Take a small black ribbon, tie it around the waist of the dress, and it is done. Now for the hairstyle!

Take your doll and make pigtails that are right above her ears. 


Then, braid the pigtails and tie them off with clear hair ties. 


Loop the braids towards the back of the doll and bring them around to the front. Pin them in place with bobby pins. 


That is it! The blasters were made out of cardboard and the lightsabers out of popsicle sticks. 




This is the end of this post. If you make this I would love to see pics in the comments. Until next time, 

Leanne




Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Star Wars!!!!



So I woke up this morning,  went downstairs, and bumped into Kaya. Not at all unusual as she gets up at dawn while the rest of us stumble down sometime around 7:00. But this morning she was wearing the weirdest outfit I had ever seen on her. (Not the weirdest outfit ever, that goes to Kit.) (Hey!) She looked at me and said: 




The name's Solo. Han Solo. I am a trader. 

Kaya, what are you doing?

No information until I receive 50,000 credits.

Huh?

 I need them to pay off my debt to Jabba.


Thinking that she was just trying to prank me because I was the last to get up, I rolled my eyes and made my way to the kitchen, where I saw Kirsten in this pose that looked straight out of a fencing match. Funnily enough, she too was wearing a costume. 


 Luke, Darth Vader killed your father.

Kirsten, you too?

Or was it the other way around? Did your father kill Darth Vader?

What are you talking about?!

Hmm... can't remember. Oh well. Now we must go and rescue the princess!

Confused, I walked upstairs to get dressed. I had barely stepped foot in the room when I was poed hard into the stomach and shoved up against the wall. 




Attack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Margaret Mildred Kitteridge! You startled me!

Who is this Margaret? There are no Margarets here, only I, Luke Skywalker, Defender of the Galaxy!

 What is going on?!?!?!?!?!?!?! You are all acting like crazy heads!

Who's a crazy head? And where is your costume? 



Costume?

Oops.

Kit! You spoiled the surprise!


Oh, Kit!

I'm sorry! I told you I couldn't keep a secret.


I still don't know what's going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's Star Wars day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is Star Wars!!!!!!!!!!

Only the best ever t-v movie series ever to be created!!!!!

Now for your costume.

Wait, What!


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While the girls are torturing, I mean putting on Elisabeth's costume, I will give you a little bit of backstory.  The other day I was talking to Elisabeth about Ice cream, and she told me that she did not like Mint Chocolate Chip so I said "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO." She seemed really confused so I asked what was up and she told me that I was getting really upset about Ice cream. ( like anyone could get upset with ice cream, I mean it's sugar, people!)  It then dawned on me that she had never seen Star Wars, so later I told Kaya, and she said that she would work on it. These are the results.

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Why am I wearing this again?

You'll see. 

Here we go!!!!!!!


A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

DUH! DUH! DUHDUHDUH! DUH! DUHDUHDUH! DUH! DUHDUHDUHDUH!


P.S. I am working very hard on a post that has instructions for all of these outfits. Hopefully posted on Thursday. Stay tuned!!