Tag Archive | Isabel

Good Bye

A couple weeks ago I decided to send some dolls to a charity that uses dolls called Broken Dolls Healing Hearts. I sent all of the dolls that I had rescued from thrift stores (That I could find) except for Mia. There were six, and I took a photo shoot of them before they left.

lily-anna

This is Lily  Anna. I found her at a thrift store spring of 2015. Here is how I restored her and two other dolls. She also stared in Lily Anna’s Troubles

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abbigail

This is Abbi. I found her at a thrift store right before Christmas 2015. I probably wouldn’t have bought her because I already had a Springfield Abby, but she was .29, so I went for it. I gave her to my cousin for Christmas, and she later traded her out for a different doll.

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bridget

This is BridgetI found her spring 2016. She was actually an Our Generation Belle, but I changed her up some.

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passion

This is an Our Generation Ashley Rose, but I renamed her Passion. I found her summer 2016.

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belle

This is an Our Generation Audrey Ann found in fall 2016. She was in terrible shape, with no hair or anything, but I redid her eyes, her face paint, and gave her hair. Her name changed to Isabel. 

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kaity-lees-me

And this is Katie Lee, a BFC ink Katelyn I found in winter 2016. She had more hair, but I cut some of it off.

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I miss having a zillion dolls, but I’m glad they are going somewhere people need them more than I do.

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New Friends Part One

Lame name, yes I know. I didn’t come up with anything better. I really should have. Anyway on to the story!

This is the story in which new things will be announced by the way.

isabelle-and-lea

“Come on! It’s just over here!” Lea yelled.

Lea was trying to take me to a ‘secret spot’. From what I could see it wasn’t all that secret, but since I’d come Lea was my only friend, and I wanted to make her as happy as she made me.

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We reached the corner and started ‘Best Friend Business’

talking-peeps

“Do you promise to be best friends forever?” Lea asked me excitedly.

“Yes I do.” I wasn’t as much of a chatterbox as Lea, but she never minded.

blue-hair-ribbon

“I brought something for you.” I announced shyly.

“A hair ribbon!” Lea burst out. “So I can do my hair just like yours! Oh thank you!”

unoticed-faith

As Lea tied the ribbon in her hair Faith came up behind us, unnoticed. (See I told you this wasn’t such a secret place!)

going-home

“Hello girls.” Faith announced herself. “I have some good news for you.”

“What?” Lea immediately asked.

Faith laughed. “I’m getting there. The good news is that you are going home Isabel.”

For a second I was quiet, then I spoke up. “I’m glad I’m going home but-”

how-could-you

Lea interrupted me. “How could you Isabel? I thought you promised to be best friends forever!” She stared at me for a minute and then ran off.

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I walked up to where Faith was. “I was going to say that I’m happy to be going home, but I’ll miss you all very much.

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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