Thursday, March 20, 2014

An explination

When I first started this blog I decided that I wanted to focus on my dolls and my doll collection. Basically I don't want to use this space to whine about my life! But this blog is occasionally going to have to take a backseat to life.

I was going to just tack this onto my next post which is almost done and ready but honestly I don't want to have to see this every time I look back at that post. I also thought about not saying anything at all but I'm a woman of my word and I don't like to say I'm going to do something and not do it. I especially don't like to do that with no explanation. So I'm just writing this quick post to let you guys know what is going on and also to let you know I didn't drop off the face of the planet!

Long story short. My grandpa was very sick last week and we had to make the trip from Tennessee to Kansas and back last weekend. The good news is I did get to see him and say goodbye but he passed away early Monday morning.

I'm dealing and I'll be okay. This wasn't sudden so we were kind of prepared. I do appreciate any sympathy but I hope you all understand that I probably wont look at this post again. At least not for a long time.

Hopefully things will return to normal around here very shortly! I have several exciting things to show you guys including the last part of my shoe tutorial and a whole new wardrobe for Marta! I'll see you soon.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dolly DIY: SHOES! Part 2 Fabric, Uppers, and Decoration

Hello and welcome back to Dolly DIY: Shoes! Today we are going to be talking about your fabric and decoration choices and how to make your upper. If you haven't already you can check out Part One here!

For this part you will need:
  1. Craftfoam 
  2. Fabric of your choice for upper
  3. Glue
  4. Marker
  5. Scissors
  6. Straight pins (optional)
  7. Pencil
  8. Fabric of your choice for insole (optional)
  9. Paint brush (optional)
  10. Decoration of your choice and what ever you need to apply that decoration

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Doll DIY: SHOES! Part 1 Making Your Template

I'm back and recovered from my vacation! It's amazing how much work there is to do after you get back from a trip. Anyway, before we finish up my Bratzillaz collection we're going to take a small detour. And here is why:

I'm sure everyone remembers this dress!