Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Pictures!

This is Kit, and I'm here to share Mimi's holiday photos!
The title of this post is a little misleading. In all actuality, they are not exactly what could be called Christmas pictures.
Mimi would prefer to call them that, but holiday really fits them better in this case. :P
The first photos are of us, and the second ones are of Mimi's family's Christmas tree. She was experimenting with slow shutter speed on the tree ones, and they turned out quite interesting!!
Mimi's Holiday photos


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Rockin' around the Christmas tree!

Have a happy holiday!
Hi, this is Kaya! Today, Samantha invited us to a tree decorating party at her house.
I had been preparing to take Coconut on a walk when she called. I didn't exactly want to disappoint her by leaving her when she thought she was going for a walk, so I brought her with me! Josie didn't think that was such a great idea, but I tried to ignore her.

When we got to Samantha's house, she had a tree and boxes of ornaments waiting for us.
It was really quite exciting. The boxes that she had set had out for us to use were overflowing with tons of different kinds of ornaments. There were thousands of balls of tinsel and millions of strings of lights. I supposed that some of the stuff was for the outside of her large house.
We turned some Christmas music on and started decorating
All went well, except for one thing. Coconut, who is wearing reindeer antlers in the picture, got a little too close to the tree.
Kit was happily wrapping the tree in tinsel, and accidentally got Coconut tangled up in the tree!
"Coconut!" she squealed.
Coconut wagged her tail at the sound of her name.
We nearly had to cut her out of the tinsel, but eventually she just slipped out. :)

Also, Eliza Doll got a little overzealous. We were all happy, but she was nearly dancing. I think it happened when we were listening to Jingle Bell Rock. I've always liked that song, but she had a passion for it. As soon as the song got to the "Jingle horse, pick up your feet" bit, she started giggling crazily and tossing the balls blindly at the tree. She broke about a dozen. She's a bit of a nut sometimes.
It's a very good thing that Mrs. Parkington is a very gracious woman.
If she hadn't, Eliza probably would have probably been thrown out on the spot.
After we were done decorating, it was time for refreshments!
Samantha served us hot apple cider and sugar cookies. They were delicious.
Eliza had calmed down considerably by this time. She only spilled a half of a  glass on the tablecloth, so I'd call the party a success. ;)
What are you doing this winter?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Hi! This is Kit.
Although Thanksgiving is tomorrow, our school had a Thanksgiving party today. All of our family's were invited.
My mother decided that a Thanksgiving dinner was a dressy affair, so she helped me raid my closet for something appropriate to wear for the occasion.
This outfit is what we came up with.
This dress would not have been my first choice.
I was originally wanting to wear something blue, and then mom found this.

"Here's that dress that Grannie Susie gave you for your birthday!" she exclaimed at the sight of it.
I squirmed awkwardly. "Um, yeah!"
"Why don't you wear it tonight? Grannie has been complaining that you have never worn this dress!"

It's creepy how grandparents always know.

In a matter of minutes I had been stuffed into my overly-frilly birthday present.
I was going to put fancy clips in my hair, but mom said she preferred the "natural look". It was a little late for that.

I wandered out into the hallway, and nearly ran right into my older brother, Charlie. I have to say, my outfit was nothing compared to his. He was wearing khaki pants, and an atrocious sweater. It had a weird mixture of plaid and argyle. Creative, yes. Attractive, no.
We took one look at each other and only had one thing to ask. "Grannie Sue?"

Every family was supposed to bring a side dish and a dessert to the Thanksgiving party. I helped my mom make lemon bars and stuffing. I tried to keep from sampling too much, but about three lemon bars did disappear somehow!!
When we arrived at school, I was pleasantly surprised to see that all of my friends—including the McIntire's and the Doll's—were there.
I was absolutely thrilled to see Molly McIntire. Apparently her mother belongs to the same school of thought as mine; she was severely overdressed. I couldn't have been happier. After all, misery loves company!

We all found a table together. All the kids sat on one end, and the adults sat on the other.
Down at the kid's side of the table, we had fun folding our napkins into paper cranes and airplanes while we waited to eat.
All of the food (Especially the lemon bars!!) was very good, but I think the best part of the Thanksgiving Dinner was being with my friends and family.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Elegant Azure

You've seen the hat....
But have you seen the dress that goes with it?

Okay, the commercial break is over!! This is Mimi.
After I made Josefina her newsboy cap, I decided that she really needed something to wear it with.
Sure, she could have just kept on wearing the Kelly doll jean jacket and her blue T-shirt, but she has always held something of a grudge against the Kelly clothes. Plus, blue T-shirts aren't that amazing.
So I set to work!!
I made this dress from part of an old T-shirt. It was originally going to be sort of a sun dress, but I like it this way a lot more.
And this dress, I am pleased to say, closes with Velcro. I know that in and of itself, Velcro isn't that great.
But before you start wondering why I'm making such a big deal out of Velcro, read the next bit.
The only kind of Velcro that we keep around here is the sticky backed stuff. It is a royal pain to sew on because it leaves your index finger dreadfully sore for about a day, and really messes up your needle.
I usually use snaps.

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Hello, Mimi here!!
Josefina came up to me yesterday, and made a very direct request. "Can you please make us some new hats??"
"But we have hats!" I objected.
"Barely." she muttered.
 Truthfully, we do not have a lot of hats. The picture to the right depicts the extent of our hats. A faded green baseball cap, a floral hat from a large Kelly doll, and a red fleece hat.
Josefina had a point.
"All right..." I relented. "I guess I'll help you out."
She beamed, and was about to say something, when Kit ran in.
"Hey can I have a hat too?" she asked impetuously.
Josefina looked slightly irritated, but didn't say anything.
I agreed to their pleas, and went to work on some hats!

I made their newsboy caps from a pattern of Joan Hinds.
I think they turned out pretty well!
 The pattern is pretty easy to sew. It is found in her book, "Sew Today's Fashions for 18" dolls".
It does take a while to cut out the pieces, but that can be said of any pattern!

Both Kit and Josefina were thrilled by their new hats, and immediately put them on, after thanking me profusely.
As always, thanks for looking!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The little dollhouse!

Hello, Mimi here! Today I'm focusing on my most recent project, the "little dollhouse".
It is smaller than my other dollhouse,  probably about eight inches shorter, ten inches narrower, and a lot shallower.
It is made from a Creatology puzzle. I have to say, their directions are not clear at all. They label things on the directions with numbers and letters, and then you're on your own!
The house is in progress; I need to finish painting it.
The outside is too minty for my tastes. If it were going to have dark brown shingles, I think it would work well, but it is going to have dark green shingles.
Any suggestions on the color of the outside, or the rooms? They would be appreciated.
The lower left room is going to be white/cream.
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

100 posts, and NaNoWriMo!

Hello! This is Mimi. :)
Well. Today I have some news; this post is the 100th on this blog!
Aside from that, some of you are probably wondering what NaNoWriMo is. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, so you can probably guess what I've been doing since November 1st! ;)
Sorry that this post is so short—I have to get back to writing!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New clothes, post 4!

Hello! This is Kaya.
The other day, Mimi and I went to the park!
It was a very nice place, although it would have been nicer if it hadn't been crawling with little kids. ;)
We played for a while, and then took some pictures.
I wish I could put them all on here! Unfortunately Mimi says that I can't because her Picasa albums only have so much space. :(

The shirt that I am wearing in these pictures can be seen here: link.
The socks and shoes were made by American Girl around 2002.
Mimi made the black jacket just a couple of weeks ago. The idea for it came to her while she was supposed to be focusing on school. Shh! She told me that the sleeves on it were rather hard to sew, because the actual body of the jacket isn't very long.

The shorts are a couple of months old. They are made from the jean material that the jeans in the post that we linked to were made of. That sentence probably did not make a lot of sense. Play along, all right? :)

Thanks for looking!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

New clothes, post 3!

Kit here!
Today, I'll be showing you the shirt that Mimi made for us.
I think that this shirt is really more up Josefina's alley. That having been said, I do like it quite a bit.
Mimi got the idea for this shirt from a shirt one of her friend's was wearing.
She says that it was a little bit hard to construct. (Mostly because of the sleeves!)
We had a lot of fun setting up mirrors for this shoot.
I love how all of the photos seem to glow! They do make my eyes look a lot darker than they actually are, but that's okay.

I think dark eyes are fashionable right now. ;)

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New clothes, post 2!

Hello! This is Samantha.
You might have seen the outfit that I'm wearing before. It is rather old, but it hasn't been posted about yet!
The pants are—once again— the infamous Our Generation doll pants that were supposed to be jeans.
Mimi's friend Rita gave her the shoes, and my scarf, which you can't quite see, is made from the tie of a dress.
Mimi made the ballet wrap and tank top out of old T-shirts that were no longer in use.
She also has made another ballet wrap the same color as this tank top. They both look very good in person.
It was a beautiful day when Mimi and I went outside to take these pictures.
I included a picture of me and Nutmeg the beagle, because Mimi thought it was very cute.
It is rather funny, Nutmeg is the only dog I know of that is afraid of us. She runs away from Kit, and  after she had sniffed me, she won't even look in my direction!! (You can see that in the picture!!)
She is a very sweet dog.
I realize that the last paragraph didn't have anything to do with this outfit. Oh well. Mimi has told me that I need to try to stay on topic.... I guess I'll have to work on that!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New clothes, post 1!

Hello! This is Josefina. A while ago I mentioned that I would be doing a series of posts on some of the new clothes that Mimi has made for us recently. This is the first post of that series! I'll be posting about my outfit, but the others will post about their new clothes.

Mimi made the jacket I am wearing for an assignment she had to do.
(She also made the jeans, but they aren't new.) The assignment was to make a piece of clothing that might have been worn in the 50's.

It is made from fabric that she got from her friend Sunshine. 
I will probably wear this jacket for formal occasions. 
In the pictures above, I was walking home from a recital we had at our school. (I play the French horn.)

Thanks for looking!
Samantha will be posting next. :)