Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I Got Linked To!

Oh, I'm so thrilled! Springfield Dolls included me in their list of 18" inch free doll patterns! It warms my blackened heart, you guys. Seriously. You can check out the post here. Thank you, Springfield Dolls!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hair Accessories!

I made a list! Here are five doll hair accessories that you'll love. With pictures!

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First off, you need a good dog brush. I didn't make a typo. Dog brushes with metal bristles are always nicer and cheaper than what they sell for dolls.

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I had no idea they made small hair pins! These are perfect for pulling back hair and doing half up dos for those of us with small heads. I especially like that they come in two colors.

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Colored mini hair clips are great for keeping hair out of your doll's face, especially if she doesn't have bangs. Bonus points for coordinating with her outfit.

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I'm not a fan of the tiny hair clips, they don't open well and they tend to like to break on me. The next size up does well, though, and the big ones can hold up pigtails and ponytails.

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These multipacks are handy. The smaller sizes are for tiny braids, the middle ones do great pony tails and pig tails, and the big ones ... well, those are for you. I like the clear ones. I don't know, something about colored pony tail holders for dolls reads a little goofy to me.

Friday, May 18, 2012

American Girls Photo Project

Hey, did you catch this link?

A lady took pictures of girls and their dolls in New York, as a way to look at young girls in America. Pretty neat, worth checking out.

You can see the actual photo project here.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Craft Discussion: The Russian Join

Just as a foot note, for all you yarn folk out there, when you get to the end of your yarn, what do you do? Do you know how to do a Russian join?

It's pretty easy and it saves yarn. It's prolly my favorite trick. Check it out at this link:

Russian Join!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Doll Size Items

I found these at Wal Mart, they were too cute not to share:

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Mini Barbies! They look more, err, Barbie than just giving your doll a Skipper. I found them close to the crafts, just a bit off from the cards ... no idea why they weren't with the toys. Maybe because they're pens too?

what you see above are the only varieties my Wal Mart had, let me know if you see more.

The AG Playthings Forum has also been buzzing about doll size Apples to Apples games that Wendy's is apparently giving out. Man, they have good chicken nuggets, too.