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.


 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. 


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? 



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!


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.


Why am I wearing this again?

You'll see. 

Here we go!!!!!!!

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


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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Cool Giveaway!


Hey everyone, Madi from Delightful World of Dolls is having another giveaway! This is an amazing outfit from Dreamworld Collections. (I totally know where my birthday gifts for 2018 are coming from.) :)
P.S. Sorry this post is so short, I am not against learning, but I am against school. Bad school. Bad for making me too busy. :(

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Glory to God

Hey everyone! I was thinking and I realized that I wanted to honor those people on the blogosphere who have made their blogs a testament to Jesus Christ. So here it is, the Glory to God blogger award!
Image courtesy of Barrabus Road Church

Here are the rules: 
First, thank the person who nominated you. 
Second, answer these questions: What is your life verse, who is your favorite Bible character and why, and last but not least, how you learned about the saving grace of Christ.
The third and final thing is to nominate three other people for this award.

Here are the people my dolls and I have nominated:
Madi has put together an awesome blog that shows her love of God and her devotion to him. If you visit her site, be sure to watch The Goodbye which is an amazing movie that has brought several souls to God.
Julia Rose also known as L4TL from Dolls'n'all
Julia has done wonderful things on her doll blog and is also a writer! Her blogs are packed with Biblical truths and lots of verses.
Katherine from A Dolls Life
Katherine has done wonderful photography on her blog, and she and all of her dolls have professed to be Christians. This can be an extremely hard thing to do even in private. Way to go Katherine!

All of these blogs have encouraged me very much in my walk with Christ, and I hope they do the same for you.
Signing off
 ~ Leanne ~

Friday, February 16, 2018

Julia Rose

Hey guys! My friend Julia from Dolls'n'all has allowed me to do a blog tour post about her new blog Julia Rose! It is going to be about her love of God, and her writing. (Which is amazing, I totally recommend it.) So here are some little snippets of off Julia Rose!


I'm Julia, and I'm hoping we'll become amazing friends very soon!
I'm very much a multitayaysker (keep watching for a new post on the meaning of this uh, newly coined term) and I love doing so many different things it would take you forever to learn all about me. But hey, we've got quite a while here on this blog (I hope!), so I might as well get started, right?
I'm a child of God, first and foremost. My life exists to shine a light for Him. I'm also a homeschooled teen who is quite clumsy when it comes to all sports other than figure skating, gymnastics, and skiing (water and snow). Quite the odd assortment, eh? I have an incredibly long list of things I love. To save you the trouble, I condensed it into one word cloud.
And there you have it. :D I'm also a dreamer, and my dreams for the future include becoming a missionary doctor (with my pilot's license, of course - I've wanted to fly since I was six) and taking a camera and journal with me - because honestly, life without writing? I don't think so. :)

♥ julia rose ♥


Julia Rose, the blog, is the new outlet of my creativity! My passion for writing and the joy of it has to be shared with the world somehow, and my journey of writing is going to be documented right here!

What can you expect? Mostly, I'd like to do writing related posts, with a few articles here and there, writing snippets once in a while, interviews, and maybe the occasional fun reading post (in which I insist EVERYONE reads Chuck Black's books!)! Whatever I do, I want it to glorify God.

the number one goal of both this girl and this blog is summed up in this one verse:

"Everyone who is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, even whom I have made."
~ Isaiah 43:7 NASB (emphasis added) ~
This blog looks totally amazing and I can't wait to see more!

P.S. here is a little bit of Julia's writing:

 Soil and rocks crumbled beneath pounding hooves and splashed into the river that ran parallel to the escape route of the fleeing horse and rider. The young lady astride the black steed dared not look back to find her pursuers close at hand. She desperately urged her horse faster, nudging the sweat-caked sides of the animal. The reins were taut in her firm grip, yet she reached up with one hand to brush the windblown curls that were blocking her peripheral vision. The soft blue twilight of the deepening dusk was a welcome cloak for the unlikely spy, as well as an unfortunate challenge in spotting the brightly uniformed redcoats. The boisterous laughter of the men began to fade as she escaped over the rugged countryside. As her horse, Cheval Beau, sped along the riverbank that mirrored the overhead moon, she heard the feeble warble of that which sounded like a child’s wail. Dismissing it as either her imagination or a trap, she continued to ride. Yet six words repeated themselves in her head, over and over.
Use your freedom to free others. Use your freedom to free others.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mon First Post!

Bonjour! This is my first post and I am very excited. I like this dress because it is simple and sweet. Here we go!

Take a shirt, it can be long sleeved or short sleeved and cut off the sleeves and the seams. This will leave two pieces of cloth like the one shown below. 

Take one of the pieces of fabric, and fold it in half.

Cut about two inches off the bottom, and set this piece to the side.

 Sew along the sides and the top and then sew the sides to the top.

Place this on the doll with her arms going out of the holes created by sewing the top to the sides.

Cut the hem off of the piece that was set to the side and tie it around the doll's waist.

Voici! The dress is fini!

Thursday, February 8, 2018


These are extra accessories that Leanne loves to add to our outfits.They are all easily customized and go with pretty much anything. (Kirsten: Kit's favorites are the shoes :))(Kit: Haha very funny.)


For shoes, you are going to need this pattern:

Shoe pattern, Patterns and New year gifts on Pinterest

enough thin cardboard for two uppers and two soles, and enough fabric for two uppers and two soles. Take the cardboard upper and trim the inside curve so that the fabric can lay on top of it and fold slightly over the edge of the cardboard. You can sew them together if you want but for me, the laziness queen, I just hot glued them together. Take the bottom edge of the upper and clip it like you would clip curves in sewing. Glue the straight edges of the upper together. Fold all the little flaps under and glue them to the cardboard sole. Take the cloth sole and sew it on the inside of the shoe. Voila!


For a rosette, you take a button and two fabric circles about the size of the bottom of a drinking glass. Take the fabric layers and place them on top of each other. place the button on top of the fabric. Gather the fabric around the button and tie it so that the button is completely covered in fabric. Fluff out the fabric and the rosette is done. 



A bouquet is really easy. All you do is take three rosettes, a piece of cardboard, a little bit of gauzy fabric, and ribbon matching whatever you're pairing the bouquet with. Cut a small circle of cardboard and punch a hole in the middle of it. Take your three rosettes and sew the buttons together so that they make a big rosette. Place the large rosette on a small circle of gauzy fabric, and gather it up around the buttons, tying it securely. Take a ribbon and tie it around the buttons of the rosettes so that the ends hang down. tie them in a loop that is large enough to go around your dolls fingers. Take the piece of cardboard, slide it up the ribbon so that it is touching the buttons, and hot glue the cardboard in place.   


This is probably the simplest design on this blog. Take a piece of fabric about a foot long and gather it to about 6 inches. Take two pieces of ribbon and tie them to either end of the gathered section. Tie these together around the dolls head like a headband. The veil is complete!

For gloves you are going to need this pattern:
Image result for doll gloves pattern

Helpfully this pattern has instructions on it! Yay! No work for me!



For pinwheels, you take a small square of fabric and fold it into fourths. Cut a quarter circle and unfold, this is the easiest way to freehand a circle. Take the circle and gather around the whole edge. Flatten the pinwheel and sew the gathered section to the back of the pinwheel. 


Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Airport

Tuesday, we went to pick up Elisabeth. I am still not sure about this whole adoption thing, so I was a little reluctant to go. I was also a bit reluctant about wearing a dress. Not my choice of attire. Well, we went to the airport and found terminal 12. There we waited. 

And waited.

And waited.

Then finally the plane landed and we waited (again) for the passengers to disembark. 

She was the first one off. 

She looked nervous and scared, but she came up to me and said, 
"Excuse me, I am looking for a Mademoiselle Wingfeather. Do you know her?"

She seemed really scared and so shy. I knew it had taken great courage for her approach me, so I replied, kindly, "Yup, She is my Mom. Do you have any luggage that you need to be carried?"

She replied "Yes please, merci." 

And that is what happened. I like Elisabeth, she is very quiet, but also funny. I can't wait for her to become a real part of our family.