Friday, August 30, 2013

Tips & Tricks

Today I will be doing a little bit of a tips
and tricks kind of thing.
The topic is:

Tip 1- Have a Bake Sale!

This is probably one of the most fun things to do.
Just get a basic cake mix, set up a card table, make some signs,
and you have a bake sale! You will be surprised at how
much you make. At our last bake sale, we made
over $25! If you made that much 5 times, you
would have an American Girl doll in no time!

Tip 2- Do Chores

You can ask your parents to do chores around the house!
I find it more fun to challenge myself when doing this.
For instance:
Simply ask in a polite tone "If I clean my room in
less than 10 minutes can I please have a few dollars?"
(I have a room the size of a California King sized bed)
If your parents are anything like my parents, they
love to take challenges.

Tip 3- Babysit

If you want to babysit, I have an extremely helpful tip that will make the 
parent feel a lot better. Get CPR certified.
 Also, try not to be like the Brooks sisters. They had troubles.
You can pass out fliers, or make business cards. I found a great thing
on American Girl's website for doing stuff like that. Click Here.

Tip 4- Where to Keep the Money

You can keep your money in a piggy bank with a label 
on it, or make a keepsake box for it.
Once you're ready to purchase, go ahead and take it out of a
 special hiding place! 

I hope that these tips helped! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Moms Got a New bed!

Hey everyone! This is a post about a bed that
my dad and I made. It took us the day to make it, but
it all payed off! What do you think?

P.S~ I've been thinking about making an Etsy, and I was wondering,
If I did make one, would you guys buy things from it?
Comment Below!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

New Page!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to tell you that I added a new page! It is titled crafts,
and has a list of all the crafts I've done! Also, be sure to check out the 
link on that page for making some craft requests! You will keep
me busy! Thanks!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Updating profiles...

Hey! If you look at the tab up here |
(the one labeled Meet The Family)
you will see that the  profile pictures are kind of...
well, OUTDATED! I will be updating those photos
soon, I hope. I just  recently took some really
cute photos of the dolls, and I think that they would
make great profile pictures!
So yeah... New crafts coming soon! 

P.S.~ Have you heard about the new American girl place coming
to Palo Alto?! Im super excited! (The closest AG Place to me is
in LA)

P.P.S~ Do you like the new blog design? Autumn from ODOT
and I had a huge conversation a few days ago about the design.

P.P.P.S.~Comment below if you read this part! If you did you rock!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Hey peeps! As most of you know, school is starting. So
that means, I need to post a blogging schedule!
Monday- I will be blogging
Tuesday- I will be blogging
Wednesday- Possibly
Thursday- No blogging :(
Friday- I will be blogging
Saturday- I will be blogging
Sunday- Possibly

So yeah... That's pretty much it.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Life in a Doll's House: How to make doll paper towel rolls

Hi! Welcome to the first episode of...

Let's Start!
Glue Stick
Paper Towel
Thin Cardboard (Cereal Box)
Pencil (For Marking)

1. Mark your cardboard to the length that you want (I did 3 inches)

2. Cut out a long strip. It should look like this.

3. Peel back the strips until you have a thin layer.

4. Roll and glue the cardboard together

6. You should end up with a long, thin tube.

7. Repeat steps 1-2 with the paper towel.

8. Roll your paper towel strip over the cardboard tube,
gluing every so often.

9. Repeat until you get the thickness that you want.


Now your dolls can clean up any messes that they have!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Another Series?!

Hey there crafters of the world! I decided to start yet
another series.

This would offer a wider range of things to you guys.
What do you think?
Comment Below and look out for the first episode!

To the Interviewed...

Hello! I finally made a little sticker thingy for all the people who were interviewed.
Here it is! If you were interviewed by me, please take this and
put it on your blog!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sew Crafty: How to make no-sew doll shorts

Hey! On this episode of Sew Crafty! I will teach you how to make 
cute no-sew doll shorts just in time for school to start!

Old Jeans (Recycled)
A hot glue gun (you may
need some extra glue sticks)
Scissors (I used fabric scissors)
A pen for marking
Caution: Hot glue guns can be very dangerous. Ask a parent before using.

Let's get started!

1. Lay out your doll on the jeans.

2. Mark where the middle of the legs are

3. Mark how high you want your shorts to go

4. Cut on the lines you drew (it should look something like this)

5. Turn it inside out

6. Make a bead of hot glue on the seams of the legs.
Let it dry.

7. I later decided that I needed to trim my sides down
so that they wouldn't be so baggy.
I applied glue to that part also.

8. I repeated step seven to do the other pant leg.

9. Flip right side out.

10. I added hems to the top and to the legs

11. Done!

Bonus: Don't want basic? To add a little flair, use a thin strip of
fleece to make a cute belt, or add cute pockets
using different colored fabric!

I hope you liked it! Remember, keep on crafting!


Hey Everybody! Today, I wanted to share a little project that I made.
McKenna will be our model today
You can wear this adorable snuggie like a robe...

Or like a blanket!

Of course, there are armholes, and 
we added a cute little cuff at the end!

Aren't they just ADORABLE?! If you want a tutorial,
Just comment below!

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