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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Our Doll Tree House... and all the little fun things that go with it

We love to go hiking ... and when I am out there, I simply love to imagine that around every twisted tree trunk there is prime "fairy" real estate... so when we decided to build a tree house for the dolls I was ...well, let's just say 

 we wanted a lot of livable doll space in our tree house... so we made it more like a tree stump...

the inside of the tree is hollowed out for the doll's living quarters...
and since my daughter LOVES my little pony : equestrian girls, we made it kind of like a live-in-library.

this is how we made it:

but the project doesn't end there...
today we decided to send a little more time on making some rustic furniture and little knick-knacks...

here is the video on how we made them:

now, don't they just look super cozy in their new home :o)

happy crafting :o)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Back to School Doll Binder and Folders

Now your dolls are ready for School with these fabsome new binders... and we made some printables too, so they can get all smart and stuff  XD

watch the video to see how we made it

Here are the links for the printables, just click the picture below for your doll size, download, print and enjoy... for personal use only :o)

and if your dolls would like separate subject folders, we got you covered too :oD

this is a fun and easy to do paper craft project and here is the video on how we did it :o)

Happy Crafting :oD

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Trying the Whole Custom Doll Thing... Again: Monster High Abbey to Rainbow Dash

We are totally determined to get this whole custom doll thing down right... I mean, how cool is it to be able to change a doll to fit your style! So when my daughter asked me to make a Rainbow Dash, I jumped at the challenge!
And for the most part, I really like the way she came out, (the lips were a real challenge for me, I tried painting them first but that was an epic fail, I just could not get the paint to smooth out, so to prevent myself from going crazy I opted for  chalk pastels - tip: too much nail polish remover can start to tint the doll's skin pink ( non-acetone only comes in pink... at least that is all I could find ), so try not to use too much), but more importantly, my daughter loves having a my little pony that can go to school with her  monster high dolls XD
here is a doll review of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls and we added our Monster High customization at the end.
We used a rerooting method to change her hair color and we have had less shedding than our factory made dolls, but many people have suggested that we apply glue to the inside of the head next time... maybe a fabric glue will work best... I don't know, I guess I will have to try it and find out... well, I am off to find more Monster High dolls to transform into pony girls :o) this is too much fun!

happy custom crafting :oD