Archives

Craft Tag

So Victoria from Reverie Dolls nominated me for the Craft Tag. (Okay, technically she just said “you”, but I think this is really cool, so I’m doing it. Kaylyn created this tag.

The rules are:

Answer 5 questions

Create 5+ new questions

Tag people

 

Victoria’s questions:

What is your favorite craft supply?

Almost anything, although some of my favorites are; cloth, yarn, pompoms, shells, and paint.

Hot glue or liquid glue?

Definitely hot glue, though liquid glue is better for some things. But if hot glue will work, I probably will use it.

Wing it or plan it?

Depends on the project. If it’s small, and I do it as soon as I get the idea, wing it. If it’s really big I’ll probably write some stuff down. Usually though, I’ll plan it in my head, but not write it down.

Have you ever made crafts to go in your bedroom?

Yes. A lot of what’s in my bedroom I made. I’ve made a quilt, some pillows, almost everything on my wall, my bulletin board, a few clothing items, a small dollhouse, and quite a few other things.

Favorite craft you’ve ever made?

Hmm, that’s hard. I love almost everything I’ve made. My quilt is pretty cool though, and I love the rain-forest house I made for Lea.

Okay, I nominate,

Jewel from The Doll Notebook

Julia from Love My Dollies

Gracie from Smile And Craft AG

Kiki from Kiki Through The Looking Glass

Tess from Silver Sky Dolls

My questions are:

What is the weirdest craft material you have ever used?

What kinds of things do you like to make?

Do you use materials from the craft store, or do you use other things also, like recycled or up-cycled things?

Are there any craft supplies that you hate or won’t use?

Do you have a craft area / where do you do your crafts?

lexie-sign-off

The Blogger Recognition Award

blogger-reconition

I was nominated for this award by Julia and Kaitlynrh1. Thank you so very much for nominating me!! And check out Julia’s blogs:  Julia’s Journal and The Joys Of Julia, and Kaitlynrh1’s blogs: Paws All In and Kait’s AG Crafts

On a side note: neither Julia nor Kaitlynrh1’s blogs had the blogger recognition award picture on them, so instead of ‘borrowing’ the picture from another blog, I just made my own.

Why I started this blog:

When I was eight or nine my sister had a blog, and I wanted one. (I don’t remember why) My mom helped me set up a blog for my guinea pigs, which I named Guinea Pig Stars, or Star Guinea Pigs, I don’t really remember which. When I started to get into dolls I changed the name to Creative Castle, (The domain name was Modern English 2) and used it for my mini doll stuff. After awhile I ran out of space to put pictures on, so I started this blog, Dolltasticallyfun. Last fall I started using Creative Castle again, just for words, because I wanted a place to put all my non doll related stuff. I really enjoy Creative Castle as a lifestyle blog now, and Dolltasticallyfun for dolls.

My advice:

Be unique. Don’t do what other people are doing. It may be fun to read something the first 67 times it’s done, but after awhile it gets old. Do things that you haven’t seen done before. Often you can gain followers that way. When I come across a blog because it has content I’m looking for I’m very likely to keep reading it.

Don’t stress out about how many followers you have. It doesn’t help. You can, however, do things like participate in blog shout outs and comment on other people’s blogs.

I nominate:

Steeplechase

Spreading My Joy

Mallory’s Wee Blog

Creating By Courage

For All Who Wander

Little House Of AG

Journal Of Two Dolls

In DollyWood

Heart Of Dixie Dolls

Day Dreaming Dolls

Awesome AG Club

American Girl Fan

Her Story AG

A Doll’s Wardrobe

AG Doll Play

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  2. Write a post to show your award
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  5. Select 15 other bloggers for this award
  6. Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and link to the post you created

Thanks again Julia and Kaitlynrh1!

lexie-sign-off

Sunshine Blogger Award

img_3840

I am finally getting around to this! Yay!

Madi just nominated me for the award, so I went to see if anyone else had nominated me, (I didn’t think so) and in my drafts section I had written Sunshine Blogger Award. But there were no words, so I had to dig through my history to find the post where Jordan nominated me  (Actually she said YOU! Yes, you right there, random reader!) for the award, and then again because I forgot to leave the tab open.

Anyway thank you so much for nominating me, Madi and Jordan!

First Jordan’s Questions:

Favorite movie? 

I don’t know. There have been so many good ones I’ve seen. Grace Stirs Up Success is pretty good though.

Longest plane trip you’ve ever been on? 

I’ve actually only been on a plane once. It was at a small airport. They had a children’s flying program or something. I got to ride in the plane with my sister and a pilot. I actually got to fly the plane for a few minutes.

If you could invent a color, what would it look like? 

Um, well, it would be…Glittery. And girly, but also rain forest/ocean inspired. It would be cool.

Can you do a cartwheel? 

Kinda. I used to be a lot worse than I am now, barely getting my feet off the ground, but now I can do a semi decent cartwheel.

Is your hair long or short? 

LONG! Definitely long. It’s so long that I always keep it in two braids, but even in braids it comes all the way down my back.

dscn3664

Here’s a picture of my hair in pigtails a couple of months ago. It’s a bit longer now.

Best short story you’ve ever read (as in, on a blog)? 

The best short story I ever read wasn’t on a blog, it was on a friend’s laptop. (she wrote it)

The best short story on a blog was this one.

Do you make your bed every morning? 

Heh heh, no. My bed is a bunk bed with the bottom bunk taken out so it’s really hard to make my bed, only in rare occasions do I make it. I have been known to make friends beds for them, or make my bed in a hotel. I like making beds that aren’t mine.

Candy canes or hot chocolate? 

You mean I have to chose? Can’t I have candy canes in hot chocolate? I guess I’ll chose hot chocolate, since I’m drinking it right now, but I like candy canes too.

Do you have any jewelry? 

Yes. I am usually wearing a zillion bracelets that I wear till they fall off (Right now I have only three), I usually have a basic pair of earrings in that I change occasionally, and often I am wearing a necklace.

What’s your toothpaste flavor? 

This awful mint stuff.

Christmas present that you really want (or wanted, if you do this after Christmas)? 

A stand mixer.

Madi’s questions:

  • What inspired you to start your blog?

This is a long story…

When I was eight or nine my sister had a blog, and I wanted one. (I don’t remember why) My mom helped me set up a blog for my guinea pigs, which I named Guinea Pig Stars, or Star Guinea Pigs, I don’t really remember which. When I started to get into dolls I changed the name to Creative Castle, (The domain name was Modern English 2) and used it for my mini doll stuff. After awhile I ran out of space to put pictures on, so I started this blog, Dolltasticallyfun. Last fall I started using Creative Castle again, just for words, because I wanted a place to put all my non doll related stuff. I really enjoy Creative Castle as a lifestyle blog now, and Dolltasticallyfun for dolls.

  • How well do you like the design of your blog?

Meh. It’s fine, but it could be better. I have changed it more times than I care to count, but I guess I like it now.

  • What are your blogging goals for 2017?

I want to try to make better posts, and I want to try to keep posting every day, which isn’t working all that well so far because I’m editing my pictures now, which takes a long time.

  • What was your favorite blogging memory of 2016?

That’s hard. I started Joy’s Journal, which I loved. Maybe when I started sharing Joy’s Journal with my friends instead of keeping it secret? Since I told some of my friends about Joy’s Journal it’s been fun to talk about it with them, and have them help me with inspiration.

  • How do you come up with inspiration for a blog post?

Often I’ll just be doing something random and an idea will come to me. I try to write those down so I can do them. But other times I try to come up with something, and fail. Sometimes I’ll just randomly ask my siblings for ideas.

  • Which blog post of yours is your favorite?

I really like In Which I Rant About Gabriela McBride.

  • What is your favorite thing to blog on – computer, phone, laptop, etc.?

Well most of the time I do it on my computer during school hours, since I don’t have anything else. Once or twice I’ve done it on my mom’s Ipad, but I hate doing that.

  • How long does it usually take you to make a blog post?

It used to take me 1/2 an hour or less, but now it’s taking an hour or two.

  • What do you think is the hardest part of blogging?

When WordPress refuses to let me make a post.

  • What do you think is the easiest part of blogging?

Posting publish!

  • What is your favorite part about blogging?

I like writing the posts, and taking pictures.

I nominate:

 

Hello Dollie Blog

Silver Sky Dolls

Sew Sweet Dollies

Rolling Rock Dolls

Fun With AG Fan

Dolls And Dance

Hidden Hollow AG Crafts

Epilepsy Fun For Kids

The Lucent Logophile 

The AG Doll Dreamer

Little Miss Fluffet

My questions:

Do you keep a journal?

What is your opinion on socks?

If you could live on a farm would you?

Long skirts or short?

What is the hardest thing you have ever done?

I like your skirt.

How many batteries does the clock in your kitchen use?

If you were put on a stage and told to talk what would you talk about?

What is in the tab to the left of this one (right if there isn’t one to the left) on your device?

What time is it?

What color is the towel hanging in your parent’s bathroom right now?

Congratulations if you read all that! XD

lexie-sign-off

Joy’s Journal Acknowledgments.

Since I am lucky enough to not have a chronic illness I had a friend help me with the story. She was an inspiration, she gave me story ideas, and told me about her life. Learning about the life of a person with a chronic illness opened my eyes, and made me realize just how strong you have to be to live like that.

It’s something a lot of people have, but not many people know about it. Joy’s Journal was set about to change that, and to show people that even if you are different in some ways, you still are just like them.

So thank you very very much to that friend, and everyone who helped me or read these posts.

Lexie

The Great Doll Blog Award

Thank you so much daydreamingdolls for nominating me for this award!

daydreamingdolls questions: 

  • how could you describe your first dolls personality in one word?
  • Spunky!
  • Do you like photo shoots or photo stories better?
  • Hmm, that’s hard. I like them both! I am going to say..Photostories! 
  • What is your current favorite Beforever character?
  • That’s harder. I pick…..Kaya!
  • If you could have one doll furniture item for free what would it be?
  • Lea’s rainforest house
  • What would you create for your dolls room if you had all the supplies you need
  • A rope course. Or a zipline, a diner, a recording studio, a craft station, or a trapoline. 

My Questions

Have you every bought a doll with your own money? If so who?

How did you find out about dolls?

What is your favorite picture you have ever taken of any of your dolls?

Have your dolls every gone on vacation with you?

What is your favorite doll that you do not have?

I nominate………………………………………………………

The ag doll dreamer

Wack a doodle dolls

fun with AG fan

mini mad

Say hello to my little friends