Friday, May 28, 2010

The Happy Birthday song

*Not me playing* I just thought that this was really cool, and thought I'd share it. Whoever that was played for must be very lucky. :P

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The doll's room!!

This is it, the moment we've all been waiting for, when the doll's room will finally be revealed in all its glory!! Or something like that. Now you're probably wondering why the bedroom doesn't have a bed. It actually does, to the right of the photo, but they hadn't made it, and of course I'm not going to post photos of their unmade bed, or any other small messes they make and "forget" about.
When I came in to take this photo, Kit was writing, Kirsten was playing with her kitten, Samantha was on the computer, and Kaya and Josefina were playing cards on the bed. (I don't know how they expect me to believe that they forgot about the bed when they were playing on it...) Anyway, I asked them, very politely, to leave for a minute so I could take a picture.
There was a pause. "Why?" Josefina finally ventured.
"Because," I explained, "You make the room look a lot smaller than it really is. More like a smallish sardine can than a bedroom."
Another pause. "Maybe smallish sardine cans are in vogue." Kit said. "If they are, it would look really nice on your blog, and-"
"I'm only going to need you to leave for five seconds, okay?" I interrupted.
Mumbling and grumbling, they left. The camera had just begun to focus, "Are you done yet?" Josefina asked sticking her head in.
"No." I told her. "Go back out."
Five seconds later, "Done yet?"
Four and a half seconds later. "Are you-"
"NO! I'll call you when I'm done."
It took me exactly six seconds to take a decent picture, and call them back in. Josefina complained in an low voice that it took me twenty one seconds, but I ignored her. :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Trash Can

Okay I'll admit, the title does sound a little odd. But the item itself is perfectly ordinary. I got the idea from a doll craft book from American Girl. (I don't own it, I just flipped through it in the book store) It is made from an old Jonas brother's paper cup (Who wants one anyway??? I got it from a birthday party... :P ) and covered it with the same wrapping paper used on the magazine holder. :) It is filled with (the doll's trash of course!) tiny pieces of crumpled paper. I put a piece of paper about 2/3's of the way from the bottom to hold the crumpled paper, so that I wouldn't have to fill the entire cup with paper. See you soon!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Doll Magazines

Hello!! I would like to start this post off by clarifying that I did not make the magazines themselves... they came as freebies with the large AG magazine that I subscribe to. I did make the cases though! They are made from cardboard that I covered with wrapping paper from my last birthday. :) Prior to this, the magazines had been stored on a small shelf, tied together with a doll hair barrette. The dolls were thrilled to have somewhere to put them where they could access them easily. As soon as the glue dried, they ripped the hair barrette off of them (I haven't seen it since) and crammed their magazines inside. I'm rather surprised that the magazines survived this ordeal, but they came out of it nicely.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Doll nightstand!

Hi! This nightstand was made a few months ago, despite the fact that the dolls didn't have a real bed. (At the moment they are using boxes with a lot of blankets on top :P )
I made it out of cardboard from an old shoe-box, and then covered it with white construction paper.
I made the framed pictures from pictures that I cut out of an old American Girl catalog. :) The frames are cardboard.
The base of the lamp was made with construction paper covered cardboard, the neck of the lamp is a cylinder of paper, and I sewed the lamp shade. :)
My dear friend Rita gave me the three pretty books on the lower shelf, and I made the green binder from cardboard and construction paper. (Two of my favorite materials, if you haven't guessed. Another one is Red Heart. XD )
See you soon!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

The doll desk!

Recently, the dolls have been asking for furniture, so I decided to make them their own bedroom. It's a little crowded (I'll have to post a picture of it soon) but they are quite pleased. Kit, loving writing dearly, requested a desk for their room. I was only too happy to oblige, and immediately broke out the cardboard!! The cardboard for this desk was from two calendars. :) When I was done constructing it, I covered most of it with brown construction paper too make it look neater. Kit was thrilled at the arrival of the desk; she immediately filled it with all of her "desk stuff", despite the protests of the other dolls. :P
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Laura's jacket

Hello! I based this jacket off of an outfit from the cartoon show "Hamtaro". :P It is made out of red felt.
I ran into a couple of difficulties when I made it. The first, and most important one, was that the two sheets of red felt I found were obviously different shades of red. Luckily, I was able to find a matching sheet, so I didn't have to use the mismatched piece. The second difficulty was making the hood fit properly, but that eventually was worked out as well. :)
I'm not really sure about how Kit looks in red, I think this jacket probably would have actually suited Samantha more, oh well. :D
On another note, I've made a couple pieces of furniture for my dolls recently. I'm planning on posting some pictures in the next few days. ;) See you!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Doll Fashion week 2, day 7

The last day. Today, Kit is wearing her new purple shirt. It is made from an old shirt that probably could have fit someone, but probably not comfortably. :P
Her scarf is made from a long piece of green fabric that I hemmed.
I bought her capri pants from a target set a long time ago, they were supposed to be jeans, but fit her better as shorter pants. :)
Well, it's been a nice week, hasn't it? I hope you all have enjoyed it! See you soon!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Doll fashion week 2, day 6

Wow, it's already the sixth day. The week really flew by!
The above photo was edited slightly.
I made her shirt out of an old pink striped shirt that was too small for anyone. My mom made the skirt for me a long time ago, and the cat socks are the ones from Target. :)
Everything this week on exception of the knitted sweaters has been made form my own design.
See you tomorrow!!

Please excuse the mess in the background. :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Doll fashion week 2, day 5

Hello! Today, Kirsten is wearing her new purple hand-knit sweater. It is made from red heart, and a pattern from the knit a day 2009 calendar from my friend Sunshine. I think it turned out really well, especially as the pattern was for a teddy bear. :) I adjusted the pattern to have an opening in the back, and made buttonholes. I still haven't actually sewn buttons on, however.
Enjoy the pictures!