Camp Dolliwatha, Week Seven: Make your doll into a Knight in Shining Armor!

Hello, hello, hello! Welcome to week seven of Camp Dolliwatha! My theme is Fantasy/Fairytale. 🙂

Loren, Clara, Marissa, Josie, Grace, Anna, and I have been working hard to come up with crafts- and their posts were great, so be sure to check them out! 🙂 Here’s how to turn your doll into a knight in shining armor.

You will need a lot of tinfoil, scissors, a doll dressed completely in black, and tape.

Start by ripping/cutting out rectangles of foil. Two smaller ones for the arms, a larger one for the bodice, and two medium-sized ones for the legs.

Wrap the foil around your doll’s arms. Always do arms first! Here you can see that her arms are finished and that she has a large piece of tinfoil on top that looks like a poncho.

Wrap that around your doll’s stomach to get something like this:

Half done! 😀

I polished up my mistakes- in this photo, you can see that the top of her “armor” looks less sloppy. To do this, just take pieces of foil and cover any open areas. It should resemble a long-sleeve t-shirt.

Now take the pieces that you’d cut out for the leg and d what you did for the arms. Wrap it around, and tape in place if needed.DSC07665Now, you have two options for this. You can either just wrap it around your doll’s waist like a skirt, and tape in the back, OR you can put the sheet under the doll, and fold it up on her diaper-style. XD I went with the second option.

Here she is, in all her glory!!!

This. Is. So. Uncomfortable. 

She was pretty much falling over when I tried to get this pic XD


Now it’s time to make a fun prop. Materials needed:

I used thick white craft foam for the sword, in case you were wondering. 😉 

Cut out pieces shaped like this. The one on the right is basically a T shape. 

Take that one, and a long piece of black electrical tape. Wrap it around the handle of the T.

Now, cover it with tape,

Trim off any excess,

Until you are satisfied. (The handle ended up being too long, so I cut it after I took this photo)

For the blade, cover the triangular shape with a smaller piece of foil. Trim. Because I was lazy, I just taped it onto the handle. 😉 As a detail, I used some shimmery nail polish on the handle.I think it looks pretty cool! 😀


Now for some extra pictures: 

A brave knight and a fine steed. <3<3 ❤ ❤


Did you like this craft? It is a bit time-consuming, but worth it in the end! 🙂 If you do make this, email Loren (happyhouseofag@gmail.com)  up to 3 pictures and they will be featured in her Camp Dolliwatha recap post on Saturday.

Bye!

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Bonjour Madamoiselle . Nourris Moi.

Zat eez French for Hello, Madamoiselle. Feed Me. In this photostory, Brooke encounters some very picky food critics who are never satisfied.


Brooke ran about the house, straightening the curtains and nervously biting her fingernails. Some very important guests were about to arrive, and she had to impress them. The doorbell rang and she rushed to get it. Glancing around to make sure the house was spotless, with not a trace of her sister’s messes in sight, she took a deep breath and twisted the handle.

But no one was standing there.

She fumed. She was expecting fancy guests and some kid had decided to ding-dong-ditch her. Rude. Just rude. Disappointed, she pushed the door back in place.

Until someone said, “Look down, Madamoiselle.”

There on her doorstep, were two French…animals? The cat wore a pink beret and the dog sported a bushy mustache.

“You two are adorable!” She laughed. “But Halloween isn’t for a few months. Now, where’s your owner?”

“You see, madam, ve are zee critiques. Ve are here to assess your cooking abilities. So eef you vould kindly let us in, ve shall begin.”

“Um. Okay…sorry, make yourselves at home.” Brooke smiled.

Soon they were settled in, and she squealed to herself. “It’s happening! It’s really happening!”

First she skinned the carrots-

Then she slid a plate in front of the French golden doodle and tabby.
“Vell, is zees main course?” Monsieur Honey asked. “No, sir, it is appetizer.” Brooke informed him.
“I do not like it.” Madame Praline chimed in bluntly. Monsieur Honey agreed. “Oui.”
“Well, maybe you’ll like the main course.” I said confidently.
“Ve shall see.”


I left the critics waiting as I heated up my signature pasta and pizza dish. I flounced into the room ten minutes later carrying two piping-hot plates.
“Very eeenteresting..yes, I do believe I’ll enjoy zees.” I bit my lip to keep the “YES!” from slipping out. Then, Monsieur Honey, the proper, fancy, frenchman, did something I didn’t know he could do.  He dove his muzzle into the pizza. 
Brooke didn’t know if he could eat through his moustache, but he finished it so fast, even Madame Praline stared in shock. “Mm-mm. Oui, zees eez deleecious.” His utensils remained untouched.
The cat took a dainty bite of pasta. “Veery good. Trés bon. Zee flavor is nice- wheech spices did you use?”
Chef Brooke rattled off a list. “Pepper, oregano…..”
“But zere eez one problem…zere eez too leetle sauce so zee noodles are veery dry.”
“Ah.” Brooke nodded.

“Ah, dessert, my favorite part of zee meal.”

Madame Praline chuckled.
Brooke was still preparing the food.
Soon she brought out a large plate, on top of which sat a glorious chocolate cake. And then I remembered. Monsieur Honey would not like me very much if he ate it. He could be hospitalized, er vetrinarian-ized? Madame Praline saw the problem right away. “He cannot eat zat. Chocolate gives him problems.”
I understood. “Well, I can bring you some bread….”
Monsieur Honey was outraged.
“Bread? Dessert? Zees seemply vill not do! Vat do you theenk I am, a dog?”
“Uh, yes.”
“NO! Sveet food eez dessert. Not bread.”
The animal’s laughter followed me into the kitchen. 
An hour later, they were enjoying  criticizing the pie Brooke had made.
“Sveet, but not good. Eet eez not appetizing.”
She facepalmed. Now it was time for the final results.
She wiped her hands on her apron nervously. Her sweaty palms were minced with the scent of oregano and basil.
 
Madame Praline purred. “Your food eez quite good, you have potential for somevone as young as you. Keep cooking and one day you vill vin a cooking show.” With that, she settled her beret back on her ears.
Brooke smiled. “And you, Monsieur Honey?”
He was silent for a moment, then finally said, “I liked zee pizza. Nice vork.”
She said her thank-yous and goodbyes, and closed the door. The second the critic’s limousine pulled away, Brooke jumped on top of the piano and started dancing.
Ruthie came running. “Who is making that awful sound? Is a chicken dying over there? Oh, nevermind….SAIGE! I TOLD you to practice your guitar in the basement!!!”

HAHAHAHA…..

this was so fun to make. My favorite line was-
“Bread? Dessert? Zees seemply vill not do! Vat do you theenk I am, a dog?”
XD LOLOLOLOL
Okay, I’ve gotta run. Bye!

Teardrops On My Guitar~an AGPS

Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see

That I want and I’m needing everything that we should be

I’ll bet she’s beautiful, that girl he talks about, and she’s got everything that I have to live without

Drew talks to me, I laugh ’cause it is just so funny
That I can’t even see anyone when he’s with me

He says he’s so in love, he’s finally got it right,
I wonder if he knows he’s all I think about at night

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar

The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star.

He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do

Drew walks by me, can he tell that I can’t breathe?
And there he goes, so perfectly,
The kind of flawless I wish I could be

She’d better hold him tight, give him all her love


Look in those beautiful eyes and know she’s lucky cause…

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar, the only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do

So I drive home alone, as I turn out the light
I’ll put his picture down and maybe
Get some sleep tonight

Because he’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only one who’s got enough of me to break my heart

 
He’s the time taken up, but there’s never enough
And he’s all that I need to fall into
Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see…….


Do you like this song? Saige makes a gorgeous Taylor, dont’cha think? 😉

I have some VERY fun posts planned, so stay tuned! Favorite photo? Tell me in the comments! 

The Ups and Downs of Today:
Ups: I opened my locker on the first try (finally!)
Downs: A girl standing next to me accidentally closed it *facepalm*
Luckily, the teachers are being lenient these first two weeks of school with us Sevvies whose lockers are on a mission to destroy us. XD
Whelp, that’s it!
(I know it’s not fall yet, but I’m tired of my summer signature)
 
 

Doll Sized Finds: Food+Fashion

As a doll blogger, I pretty much look at tiny things and see if they are a good size for my dolls. Here’s a few things I’ve found recently that I love.
These utensils. *dies* SO CUTE. And they’re the perfect size! I got them at Michael’s, I’d actually seen these several times before I decided to get them. 😉 They are supposed to be charms, but they are great for dolls.

 

I like how it looks like there’s a plate in front of her. 😛

 

They come with three sets of spoons, knives, and forks. They are lightweight, and all of my dolls can eat together since there’s exactly enough for all of them. YAY! 😀

Next thing is this little mug. It’s ADORABLE, and even came with a tiny fake flower in it. 🙂 For some reason, I love this thing to pieces.

 

Ruthie can hold it without tape or a rubberband!

 

It fits in her hand nicely. Also, look at that cute design! *dies again* I got this from a stationery store I went to on vacation.
The last thing I found is a doll sized choker necklace! These are super trendy right now, and my dolls are  not missing out on the high fashion either. XD This came with a choker set that I got on vacation: It came with a ring, a bracelet, and a necklace. The human-sized bracelet fits perfectly around the doll’s neck. 🙂

What was your favorite find? Are you going to rush to Michaels now? 😉

Have a dollightful day!

 

Bidding Summer a Bookish Farewell

Hey guys, it’s Saige! Saige this is not a Youtube channel


So, one of my favorite blogs, Red Head with a Book, always ends her posts with.

Bidding you a bookish farewell,
Redheadwithabook ❤

It is sadly time to end this summer, and I wanted to bid summer a bookish farewell. 🙂 Here’s a photoshoot of me reading one of my favorite books, with a title that has something to do with my favorite blog.

❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it was funny that I was reading “Meet Kit” in a treehouse because Kit’s dream is to have a tree house!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

Soaking in the nature……

 

 

Bidding summer a bookish farewell,
 

The 2016 Dollympics: Gymnastics

Gymnastics. One of the most dangerous sports in the world. But these fearless three women are up for the challenge- meet the Innerstar U gymnastics team, Saige Copeland, Brooke Adams, and Ruthie Smithens!

Saige walks into the gym wearing a cute warm-up outfit, carrying a drink from Starbucks. Her  hair is swept back in a high ponytail which shows off her beautiful waves.

Push-ups.

She gives a wave to the crowd and begins her floor routine!                                            

 

And she finishes her routine in a split. Something old, but Copeland is keeping  it classy!


Brooke Adams, a rookie gymnast, (it’s her first time competing in the Dollympics) has become loved dearly among her fans. They call her Brookie Cookie, just like her sisters!  😉

Here she is, pre-games, stretching.

Brooke’s floor pass begins with a side aerial, followed by a half twist. She shoots herself into the air perfectly, but her landing is a bit rough.Minor deduction, so she shakes it off, keeps going.

She closes her eyes and takes a deep breath… then runs into her next pass.

After Adams sticks the landing on her front handspring, front tuck, she launches into a dive roll. The photographers couldn’t keep up with her amazing speed!

Breathlessly waving to the crowd. 🙂
Our last contestant of the day, Ruthie Smithens, enters the gym in a sporty outfit: Gym shorts and an ‘I ❤ Gymnastics’ tee. Here she is warming up before her big performance.
Ruthie holds a flower given to her by a little fan-how sweet!

Side aerial.
Double back handspring, finished with a tuck jump.
I think this is a skill she made up herself…


 Saige Copeland is back, this time on beam.

Before mounting the beam.

Cartwheel onto the beam,

Her foot slips. Did the judges catch that?

Front walkover.

After a few more skills, Saige dismounts the beam with a full twist. Impressive!

Ruthie begins her vault with a deep breath and powerful running.

 

A second delay, but she makes it over with success and a big smile!
Brooke is not competing in event two, so we will now switch to bars.
Here she is!
Pullover,
Straddle.
A few more swings, and she dismounts. Perfect landing!
Saige,
Mounting the bar.
Underswing,
Handstand,
And a dismount. Nice!
Ruthie is not participating in round three.


Tremendous effort has gone into these three girl’s routines. Great job, and good luck!

Make sure you check out Meg and Michelle’s blog, and Ginnie’s blog for more awesome Dollympics posts! Thanks for reading!

With love, the girls, Meg, Michelle, Ginnie, and Rutvi ❤

 

 

Home Sweet Home~a Photostory

I am back from vacation, and it feels so, so good! Aaaahhhh, home sweet home. It’s great to be back to my own bed,

My dolls,

Pizza,

and my friends.

But….I’m going to miss a lot of things about where I went, too…

My grandmas. ♥

Simba, the family dog.

The long drives to unforgettable memories.

Traditional food…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My cousins!

Shopping…

I miss you, everyone at my home-away-from-home! ❤ Love you!


It is good to be home, though.

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I had a wonderful time on vacation and just got back today!

And yes- Ruthie is supposed to be me in this story. 🙂 😉 She even wore practically the same clothes I’ve been wearing all day, white flats,♥ pants and a plain black t-shirt with glasses. (I wear contacts, but I had Ruthie wear Brooke’s glasses ’cause they look like mine and I wore them on the flight today.