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Friday, February 24, 2012

Move over Dolls, I'm Moving in

Ever think to yourself, "Boy, my dolls have a very nice house, too bad I couldn't move in. "
Well, now you can!


well... a version of you can ...


I made paper dolls with easy to find household items.
watch the video :   How to Make Paper Dolls : Easy

Thursday, February 23, 2012

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Table top fan
Well, today was pretty much a day of FAILS! Nothing was coming out the way I wanted it to, but that is OKay!... because tomorrow is a new day and another chance to try again :o)

swing set for Barbie's little sister
Hey, on the bright side I learned what not to do XD

...When I first started crafting, I had to tell myself that very project was a learning experience, even the ones that came out looking like a HOT MESS! I learned that it was OKay, because it was my HOT MESS and it was the best that I could do at that time. Then I had to realize that just because I made it , it did mean that I was suck with it : I could always give it away (my daughter is very eager to adopt anything I make) and there is always the recycling bin. When I let go of the belief that everything had to be perfect I began to enjoy crafting much more... as a creative outlet and that is why we say, " Happy Crafting!"

Monday, February 13, 2012

Easy Wall Art for YOUR House

There has got to be a way to bring our craft know-how out of the dollhouse and into our house!
I needed some wall art or the large blank wall in my house but I did not want to spend an arm and a leg for it ... so I decided to make some.

I used:

*foam board from the dollar store... 2 x $1.00 = $2.00
*50 sheet pack of scrap book paper... 1 x $5.00 = $5.00
( found this at Walmart)
*clear tape ... already had at home
*yarn... I already had this too
*black electrical tape... took from the hubby :o)

Instructions:

*cut and tape the scrap book paper to cover the board and then cover the seams with the black electrical tape... hang on the wall buy taping yarn to the back... Done!

... so this project only cost me $7.00 and I still have a whole bunch of scrap book paper left over.

Happy Crafting :o)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love is in the air...and it smells like CANDY

It is time to treat your dolls with a little bit of confectionery bliss... OK, so it is not really edible but it looks GOOD!


No matter your doll size, you will have fun making these sweet treats  and gifts all weekend long!