Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Birthday Felicity!

Hey Darlings,

Today is Felicity's Birthday - April 21st. I thought I would share with you some of the things that I love about her and a little bit about how I got her.

Pretty Curls and Bright Green Eyes
Smart, Helpful, Creative
She's my Dancer

I got Felicity at a garage sale along time ago. Maybe 6 years ago. I was probably about 9. My sisters and I shared her. We got her for $65. This incuded her meet outfit and 4 handmade outfits and some acessories. That is a great deal already, but last summer I realized that her neck said "Pleseant Company" not "American Girl." This just means that she is one of the original Felicity dolls - which is really cool. So, that is how Felicity became part ouf our family. I have grown to love her more and more each year. Happy Birthday Felicity!

- Jessica

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DIY Easter Basket, M&Ms and Chocolates for Easter

Hello! It is Rylee again. Today I will be showing you how to make a easter basket, M&Ms and chocolate bars. So lets get started!

This is what you will need:

Tissue paper
Pipe cleaner
hole punch
5 or 6 cupcake liners

First take your glue and put glue on the bottom and sides of your cupcake liner. than place the next liner inside of your first one.(for added stability) repeat these steps until you have glued all of your liners together.

Then take your hole punch and punch a hole on both sides of your basket. (It is best to wait until it has dried because if you don't the hole will be uneven like mine)

Thread your pipe cleaner through the hole about an inch and fold over the inch you threaded through. Do the same on the other side.

It should look like this.

for the grass you might want to use green tissue paper but I only had pink. Fold it up as shown in the picture above and cut into strips.

Than place it into your basket.

(Sorry the picS is a little blurry) Tie a bow on each side of the basket.

Next use your hole punch and punch holes out of craft foam.

You can do whatever colors you want.

Then take a square of your clear plastic wrap and wrap your M&Ms in it and tie a small ribbon or string around the top.

Cut a square of brown craft foam and use a closed pen to draw lines on it. Then wrap it in clear plastic wrap and write anything you want on it.

And here is a overview of what we have made. hopefully (as soon as I find my clay) I will do a post on how to make easter eggs! Have fun crafting. feel free to comment below and tell me what you think about the crafts.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Hey Darlings,

You can now comment Anonymously!
I hope to hear from you soon!!!

- Jessica

New Look

Hey Darlings,

I have been experimenting with new backgrounds and colors. I'm not sure if I like it or not. I want to hear what you think.

Do you like it?
Is it to simple?
Did you like the other one better?
What color do you think would look best?

- Jessica

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ballet Tutu

Hey Darlings,

Inspired by Isabelle and her dance outfits, I made a tutu:

To start out gather tule and any ribbon

Take a peice of ribbon long enough to go around your dolls waist plus enough to tie a bow in the back. Then tie two knots where the ribbon meets

To cut the tule I used a rotery mat and rotery cutter. The clear looking ruler I used as a guide. Now you need to cut about 50 or more pecies of tulle in 1 in strips. You should cut them 10-14 inches long depending how big you want your tutu to be.

Once you have your tule cut, it is time to tie it to your ribbon. Start by doubling it over and seperating the two peces at the top.

Then place the tule under the ribbon and bring the two ends over the ribbon into the loop you made in the previous step.

Finally, pull tight. And repeat this for 5-7 more peices of tule.

Now we are going to do ribbon. So measure out your ribbon the same length as your tule. You will need 5-10 peices depending on how thick your ribbon is mine is half an inch thick, I think I used 5. I wouldn't use ribbon thicker than half and inch.
For the ribbon, just knot it on. Now repeate your 5-7 peices of tule and a ribbon until you  have reached the other knot.

Here is the finished ribbon tutu.

If you aren't to fond of the ribbons, skip them. This tutu is a little longer and uses more peices of tule to make it puffier.

If you make this, I would love to see how it turns out. You can send me a picture to the e-mail address under the "Contact Me" page or leave a comment.

- Jessica