Friday, August 27, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Hello! Today Kit and I went outside
to take pictures of a new piece of clothing... a ballet wrap!

The wrap is made from an old shirt. It didn't take very long to make at all. This is actually the second, and best, one I have made. The other one isn't bad at all... but this one is better. :) I'll have to post a picture of the purple one sometime.
the pants were made a while ago. The shirt, sunglasses, and shoes were all gifts at different times.
I'm not sure how I feel about Kit in pink... it's definitely not her best color... :P She has never been very partial to pink, so I had quite a time convincing her to let me take her picture in this!

Do you like Kit's hair like this? :)

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

AG Thermos Tutorial!

Mimi here! Today I thought I'd post a tutorial on how to make a doll thermos. It's really ridiculously simple, so I didn't take pictures of every step... :)

What you need:
A pill canister or something like an old chap stick holder
Aluminum foil (or tin, it doesn't really matter)

Take the aluminum foil, and cut a piece wide enough to go around the container with an overlap. Make sure that it is longer than the container by about a quarter of an inch.
Wrap the foil around the container. As you can see in the picture above, the foil does not cover the top white bit. Take care that it doesn't cover it overly much. If it does, the thermos won't close properly.
Squeeze a line of glue onto the foil, and glue it down. Carefully press the extra quarter of an inch against the bottom of the container.

Lid: Cut a strip of foil wide enough to go around the lid, with overlap, and extra length again. Glue it, and press the extra onto the top. Trace the top of the lid onto a piece of foil. Cut out the circle, and glue it on top.

If you like, you can draw a black line around the base of the lid. You can also fill it with colored Acrylic Water to simulate a beverage inside.

Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The first day of school!

Hello! This is Kit writing. I decided that since Mimi hasn't posted in the past few days, I would post about school, since that seems to be all I've thought about lately. Oh, and the picture up there is one we took today right before our classes started.
Our first day of school was really supposed to be yesterday.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, in my case) there was a really violent storm, and the school didn't have electricity for most of the day.
All of the classes were either cancelled, or rescheduled for today.
That same storm uprooted a tree, which fell onto our roof. My mother decided that this would be a good time for me to take advantage of the fact that Springfield Academy is a boarding school. Usually only students from out of town board at the school, but in cases such as this local students can as well.

Anyway, I was glad to see the school again, although summer went by far too quickly. I arrived early, so I could put my suitcase in my bedroom. It was a pleasant surprise to hear that my other friends would also be boarding at the school for a couple of weeks. They didn't tell me why exactly. All I know is that Kirsten's parents are visiting a sick great aunt.

Springfield Academy hasn't changed much from last year. I could tell that they had tried to give the place a facelift, but it didn't help much. Everything still looks a little overcrowded.
School itself was pretty good. None of my classes were overly hard, and I saw a lot of old friends. (Well, not very old friends, I've only lived here for eight months or so!)

Well, that's a basic summary of what I've been doing in the past day or so, I'm sorry it didn't actually have much to do with my day at school! Then again, there isn't much to write about school... :)


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Kaya's new clothes!

Wow. I'm sorry I didn't post in, well, a month, but I haven't been home for about a month. :P
Anyway, while I was gone, I made some new doll clothes for Kaya. Her shirt is made from part of an old bed sheet, and her leggings were some random knit fabric. The scarf is part of an old "tie belt". I did not make her boots, however. One of my good friends bought them for me. I liked them immediately, because they are like Rebecca's boots, and I've always liked those. :)
Thanks for looking!