Friday, June 22, 2018

Extra Cool Photos

Hey everyone! I was looking through some of Leanne's photos and came across these. I was thinking about which dress we should do next and I figured that I would get your input first! There are five different dresses that my colleagues really like. Here we go!


Leanne wants me to mention that this is the first doll dress she ever made. She also says it is still her favorite.


And yes, this is the same picture, and yes, Leanne figured out how to edit them. 


I  kinda like this one. I mean it has a cool kinda faraway feeling to it.

Moving on, however, we have Kaya!


These pictures mostly focus on her face. Leanne will be doing another post soon that will explain how to make our dress. I say that we won't need a post because her dress is ridiculously simple.


Again, focuses on her face.


Same pic, but edited. 

 And this is my favorite of Kaya. I like how the boards and the log compliment her dress in order to show off her facial features.

And now the star of the show . . . . . Me!
(I am only wearing this dress because Leanne made me. All in all though, this is pretty good as far as dresses go.)



So, Leanne only had me do one pose in this location. That is why there are three variations of the same picture.

And I found some more pictures!

Here are some more of Kaya.




And a few more of me and then one of Elisabeth, one of Kirsten, and one more of Felicity.





And these are the pictures! Leanne is going to make posts on all of these soon. See you all next time!

Kit Kitteridge

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Back from Vacation!

Bonjour! Guess who's back from vacation! I bet you all would love to know where we went. So here it is. . . 

Gettysburg, PA!!!

It was so much fun! we got to see all the battlefields, went on an epically amazing ranger tour, (This guy was seriously the best park ranger ever. And I have been to a lot of parks.) walked around Lancaster county, and got to visit some of Leanne's Mom's really good friends! All this in two days! anyway I have some pictures of me, and one super special one of Leanne, for all you guys to see!


Me and Mr. Abraham Lincoln! I was so excited!


The NH monument with some proud New Hampshire girls! And yes, that person on the edge of the picture is Leanne. More on that later. 


Cannons!


There were beautiful split-rail fences all over the site. 


This is looking out over the union battlefields. 


This monument was created about 75 years after the end of the war and it is the monument of peace. Thousands of veterans came to the dedication of this monument, most of whom were in their 90's.


If you can't see the words on the monument, they read thus: Peace Eternal In A Nation United. 


This is looking over the battlefields from behind the confederate lines. Pickett's Charge started right behind where Leanne was standing while taking this picture, and proceeded on across this field. 


I forgot to mention earlier, almost all the metal parts of the cannons in the whole park are authentic. The original wood has rotted away but was replaced. 


I love this picture! It matches the pic of Leanne that is coming next. But first here is the explanation of the dress that I promised earlier. For a school project Leanne got to reconstruct the full attire of a lady from the 1860's! It was the coolest school project ever! So here it is, the epically amazing dress that Leanne made for herself!


Isn't this picture stunning! Leanne's Mom took it for her and they both LOVE it!

Anyway, that wraps up today's post. There may be another one coming sometime this week but no promises. :) Au Revoir!

Elisabeth Anastasia Renee Cole

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