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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

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #103

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #103

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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

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #98

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #98

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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.

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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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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #94

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #94

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

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #93

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #93

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

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pink Lace for Easter

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Well, a few days after Easter and I’m finally getting around to posting this. 

It’s my Easter dress!

Pink all over lace dress for Easter.

I used that over all lace fabric I bought as SAS (see A Quick and Pink Craft Haul).  I wanted something pink and floral this year and while thinking about that I got the idea to use lace.

Ribbon roses on neckline of an Easter dress.

I made little roses from ribbon to decorate the neckline.  It took a while because not only did I have to make each one by hand, but I also had to re-learn how to do it.  It’s been a while since I last made them. 

Funny thing is that the last time I made ribbon roses was also for an Easter dress (see Time for Some Catching Up).  Actually a lot of the design for this dress was inspired by that dress.

I added little faux pearl beads to the center of each rose for an added touch.

Ribbon at the waist on a pretty pink dress.

I used a wide ribbon the same color as the roses as a sash around the waist.

Short sleeves on a pretty pink dress.

The “sleeves” are made solely from the lace, so they have a sheer appearance.  I originally wanted to make a section on the front of the bodice with just the lace, but I thought that might be a tad too revealing.  Not to mention too complicated and time consuming to complete in such a short time frame.

Ribbon and lace on a pink dress.

Instead of hemming the edge of the lace of the skirt, I added ribbon to finish it.  It helps to balance out the top.  It wasn’t exactly the easiest thing I’ve ever sewn.  Those who sew lace and netting a lot would understand.  And I think I would recommend using clips instead of sewing pins.  The pins mostly got in my way and snag the ribbon.

Now for the accessories, because why make a pretty dress without completing the outfit?

Beautiful flower head band for Easter.

I made a pretty headband using the pink and white flowers I bought from SAS.  I actually had to make it twice.  The first time it looked pretty, but I realized it didn’t look as pretty on my head which is necessary for a “head” band.  So I took it apart and put it back together again.

Simple and pretty pearl necklace.

I also made a necklace of faux glass pearls to help tie in the headband and stuff.  I bought these pearls ages ago at Joann.  Makes for a simple yet pretty necklace that I can wear with just about anything, super plus.

Pretty pink purse to match a pretty dress.

Since I bought a ton of fabric, I whipped up a matching purse too.  It’s simple little bag with a flap, similar to several I’ve done before.  The flap closes with Velcro.  I normally use snaps, but I was lazy this time.  It’s so much faster to use Velcro, at least when you use a sewing machine.  I made a larger ribbon rose to finish the bag.

Ribbon rose shoe clips to match a pink Easter dress.

Speaking of larger ribbon roses, I made a pair of them to make the final accessory, shoe clips.  Because my cute white shoes needed a little something to tie them in with the rest of the outfit.  I made them just like the shoe clips I made last year (see Lace Rosette Shoe Clips with a Twist and Tutorial).  A simple and cute way to finish off a pretty pink outfit.

Here’s the updated list:

  • Dress
  • Accessories
  • Jeans
  • Baby
  • Little dress

Two down, three more to go.  I’m running late with the next two, but I should have them up soon.  Look forward to it.

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