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Behind The Scenes Of The Easter Photoshoot

This is a rather unprofessional post, with rather unprofessional pictures. It should still be cool.

*If you would rather not see pictures of a bunch of naked dolls, I would suggest you don’t read this post.*

For the photo shoot I changed ALL FIFTEEN dolls’ clothes. It was a big job.

The first thing I did was take the clothes off of each doll and put them back on my shelf.

Waiting

Here’s a batch of dolls waiting.

More waiting

And here are the others. (I didn’t change Keirra’s clothes.)

Doll Clothes

All the doll clothes went in a pile in the middle of the floor.

Then I put the clothes away and decided on fifteen Easterish outfits.

I matched the outfits with dolls and dressed each doll.

A pile of dolls

Then I took the dolls outside for the photo shoot. Here they are.

Waiting treeees

Half the dolls around a tree and the rest waiting.

Shadow

Katelyn in the photo shoot spot, and the rest of the dolls waiting.

Pile o dolls

The dolls in the house.

So there you go. Behind the scenes of the Easter photo shoot.

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How To Braid A Flower Crown

Gabi

When I was younger I remember trying to braid flower crowns and leaves. One of my older sisters could do it, but I never quite understood how to add in more flowers without it falling apart, and it always fell apart. Now that I’m older though, I can do it. Today I am going to attempt to show you how, so pay attention.

You can make flower crowns for you or your dolls. The one I took pictures for I made for me, just because it was easier to take pictures of the bigger flowers.

Start by picking a bunch of flowers. The longer the stems the less you will have to replace flowers, but the shorter the stems the closer together the flowers will be.

Or you could just sit in a field

Or you could just sit in a place with a bunch of flowers like I did.

Three flowers

Start with three flowers that don’t have super short stems. It doesn’t matter if they are the same length or not.

Cross the first

Cross the right flower over the middle flower.

Cross the second one

Then cross the left flower over the new middle flower, what used to be the right flower.

Cross the third

Cross the right over the  new new middle again, then the left, then the right.

Keep Braiding

Keep braiding until one of your stems becomes almost too short to use, but still long enough for one or two more crossovers.

Adding A New Flower

Pick another flower and put it on top of the short stem.

Braiding

Braid with the two stems until the first stem is all braided and all you have left is the new stem.

Keep braiding this way, replacing stems in that way until your crown is as long as you want it.

twisting toghether

There are multiple ways to finish the crown. You can tie the ends together with string,  you can tie each end to ribbon and tie a bow, or you can weave the ends into the beginning. I took the ends and wove them into the beginning of the crown.

big busy flower crown

There you have it! A braided flower crown!

Gabi

For Gabi’s crown I used smaller flowers. I love the way it looks on Gabi!

Flowered

These flowers are purple violets.

A circlet of crowns

Here’s the top view. You can see it doesn’t all look perfectly even, but that’s okay.

If you try this comment below and tell me how it went!lexie-sign-off

Spring Photo Shoot

For Easter I dressed up all my dolls in nice, springy outfits and took them outside for a photo shoot. I did a group picture, but also single pictures of each doll. I am going to use these as profile pictures because the place where I used to take profile pictures no longer exists.

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Group picture!

This was really fun to take. I had to arrange all fifteen dolls. (Count them!) Most of the dolls are positioned well. A couple of them I don’t like so much, such as Gabi, Jenny, and Faith. Overall though, I really like this picture.

I am going to try to use it as a header image. I don’t know how well that will work…

Mckenna is not colorblind

 

I really like this picture. Mckenna’s hair is frizzy, and I didn’t have a good pair of shoes for this outfit that no one else was wearing, but whatever. Who needs shoes?

Mckenna is wearing:

A dress that I sewed and tie dyed,

The shrug from the fall outfit I bought at our local festival,

The matching hair bow with aquamarine lace wrapped around it.

Abbygail

I like this one too. The outfit looks good on Abby, but come to think of it, she would never wear something that frilly.

Abby is wearing:

American Girl Grace’s opening night dress

Headband from American Girl Grace’s opening night outfit.

Rileygail

I like how the tall grass and flowers cast shadows on Riley.

Riley is wearing:

Shirt from the American Girl spring breeze outfit,

Tunic from the American Girl spring breeze outfit,

Leggings from the American Girl warm winter outfit,

Shoes from the American Girl spring breeze outfit,

Random butterfly hair clip.

Kateskate

Katelyn isn’t looking at the camera. Argh! And her hair is messy.

Katelyn is wearing:

My Life As dress,

Headband from a Madame Alexander outfit. (I looked, but I got it years ago, and I have no idea what the outfit is called)

Gracietree

Oh, I love this picture of Grace. Even though the shoes never made it on her.

Grace is wearing:

Skirt that I made out of lace and fabric I dyed,

Tank top from American Girl Gabriela McBride’s meet outfit,

American Girl Isabelle’s purple Wrap sweater.

Hope and Pride

Argh! This one’s kind of blurry.

Hope is wearing:

Cheerleader dress from my local festival,

Pom pom from the cheerleader outfit (In her hair)

Headband from Our Generation Joy’s meet outfit,

Boots that I made.

Joyfullybushes

Joy looks so adorable in that dress.

Joy is wearing:

A dress that I made,

Our Generation Joy’s meet shoes.

Maria moose

Maria isn’t looking at the camera, but I like this one.

Maria is wearing:

A baby dress I adjusted to fit my dolls,

The headband from the American Girl love to layer accessories,

The shoes that Journey Girl Callie was wearing when we found her.

Faith under the branches

Not one of my favorites, but it’s okay.

Faith is wearing:

A baby dress I adjusted to fit 18 inch dolls,

Our Generation Parker’s meet shoes.

Dandieileen

I absolutely love this one. It fit’s Eileen’s personalty so well.

Eileen is wearing:

The American Girl petals and posies dress that Mia was wearing when I found her,

A pearl bracelet from Our Generation,

Random blue ribbon,

And she’s holding a dandelion.

Lealove

I don’t really like this picture, but it fits Lea’s personality.

Lea is wearing:

American Girl Merry Magenta dress,

American Girl Merry Magenta headband.

Mialyn

I really like the outfit that Mia is wearing.

Mia is wearing:

A dress that I made,

A sash that my cousin crocheted,

The Journey Girls shrug Callie was wearing when we found her,

American Girl Lea’s meet shoes,

Our Generation Parker’s meet headband,

An ice skate charm on a piece of ribbon.

Gabbygail

I like this picture. If only Gabi was sitting up more.

Gabi is wearing:

Our Generation Doll shirt, (Someone gave it to me, and I never identified it)

American Girl headband from Grace’s baking outfit,

American Girl Gabriela McBride’s meet leggings,

American Girl boots from Soft As Snow outfit.

KaoriCallie

Callie is so fun to pose! This picture was fun to take.

Callie is wearing:

A dress I made,

Headband from American Girl Spring Breeze outfit,

Shoes from Our Generation tworiffic twin set.

Jennylyn

Argh! Jenny’s hair is so frizzy.

Jenny is wearing:

My Twin Blooming Flower dress,

My Twin shoes,

Random hair clip.

 

So there you have it. This year’s Easter photo shoot. I hope you enjoyed.

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River Princesses – A Photoshoot

A couple months ago I took two of my dolls along when we went hiking. The path we walked on is parallel with a river, and at one point there is an island thing. It is surrounded by a little creek, and if it doesn’t have water in it you can just walk right up to the island.  Or you can just use rain boots, which is what I did. Anyway, I took Mia and Eileen up to the island and took pictures.dscn0173 dscn0174 dscn0175 dscn0177 dscn0178 = dscn0181 dscn0185 dscn0187 dscn0189 dscn0192 dscn0194 dscn0196 dscn0202  dscn0211                           I love this picture. I just love it so much.

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How To Make A Tissue Paper Tutu

dscn44361                          I wanted to make something special for Halloween, so I decided on a tissue paper tutu for Lily Anna’s paper princess costume. I love the way the skirt looks with Lily Anna’s eyes. Here is how to make the skirt. It is made just like a normal tutu, except with tissue paper instead of tulle.  dscn44321                        Start by ripping or cutting tissue paper into strips. (Side note, you do not have to use new tissue paper, I used wrinkled paper because that’s what I had, and it turned out just fine.) dscn44331                        Use a ribbon or tissue paper to use as a base. Fold a strip in half and stick it under the base. dscn44341                        Now pull the ends through the loop you made. dscn44351                       Continue till the skirt is as full as you want it. dscn44361                        Then you can tie or twist the ends of the base together to hold it on. I love this tutu!

Lexie

How To Make A Rock Necklace

dscn43991                         You will need: Scissors, Some kind of string, And a rock (Wash it if you found it outside.)

dscn44011                         Cut an even number of strings, at least six. Tie a knot about a third of the way through.  dscn44021                             Place  your strings on the rock and macrame it to make the rock stay put. dscn44031                           To macrame, take two of your strings and knot them. Do this with all of your strings, making the knots about the same place. Then divide your two strings and tie a not with the string from the knot next to it. dscn44041                             Put your rock in. dscn44051                          Tie a knot to keep it put.   You can braid the ends or tie knots, but I decided to leave it like this. dscn44061                           Put on your doll!

Lexie

How I Made A Hair Bun

When I made Isabel I had extra hair left over. Because it matched I thought it would be fun to make a bun thing like the american girl one. Let’s see how it turns out. dscn39641                       What I used:

Isabel

A plastic cup

A glue gun

Extra hair

Scissors

Bobby pins

dscn39651                          First I cut the cup to a size to fit over her bun. dscn39671                         Now here comes the fun part: Covering it with hair however you want. dscn39681                       Now I glued a couple pieces of hair to the underside of the cup to keep it on.dscn39691                          I slid the bun over Isabel’s bun and pulled the hair out and bobby pinned it in place. dscn39701                       Now here it is from the front.dscn39711                        The side.

dscn39721                         And the top.

This certainly doesn’t look perfect, or maybe even great, but it was fun to make, and it will be fun to make more, better looking ones.

Lexie

Welcome To The Indian House!

For school I had to do a project on Indians. I decided to make my dolls an Indian house, so here it is. I put a lot of work into this.dscn36811                          I make the house out of cardboard and covered it with twine stuff. On this side there is a door cut out. dscn36821                        The beds are stacked, and on the top there is blankets. The bottom layer they use for benches and tables during the day.dscn36831                            Here’s my collection of food. dscn36851                         And Mia’s outfit.

There are a few more things I forgot to add, but mainly it’s finished.

Lexie

How To Sew An Indian Dress

Yes, I know it’s Wednesday. I should be doing a review, but the lighting in our house is bad, and the only light outside is lightning. Yes you heard me right. It is storming bad here. So instead I’ll post what I was going to Monday, but with technical difficulties it didn’t happen.

For school I am working on an Indian project. The rest will come later, but for now I am going to show you how I made an Indian inspired dress.dscn36471                         First I folded in half, so that each half is long enough for a dress. (I am using leathery cloth from the fabric store by the way) Next I cut a neck hole. Don’t cut it too big if you are using stretchy cloth.dscn36481                          I tried it on Mia, to make sure the neck hole wasn’t too big. dscn36491                            I sewed one side of the fabric and used it to mark the other. I sewed from the bottom corner in, then went outward for the sleeves After I sewed the dress I cut all the extra material off. I put the dress on my doll Mia.

dscn36501                          It fits, and I love how it looks.

Lexie

Citrus American Girl Photoshoot

This week’s theme for AGDollAwsome’s photo shoot challenge is Citrus. Here are the pictures I took.

dscn36431 dscn36301 dscn36281 dscn36251 dscn36201 dscn36171 dscn36161 dscn36151 dscn36441 dscn36451 dscn36461                          In case you don’t get how this is citrus, I will tell you.

I was googling lemons, since lemons are citrus. It came up with Honey Lemon, one of the characters in Big Hero Six. I decided to dress Lea up as Honey Lemon, since Lemons are citrus.

I hope you enjoyed.

Lexie